WOMEN STUDIES CUSAT

Vulnerabilities through the gendered lens: Lessons from Covid-19

With less than half of the year remaining to mark the end of 2020, we are still in the midst of chaos of social spreading and risk of contracting the Covid-19 pandemic, whilst the vaccine and medication is still under trials. The year 2020 marks the Silver Jubilee of Beijing Platform for Action, was supposed to be ground breaking for furthering gender equality. However, the present situation of the pandemic has toppled all expectations and we are even afraid of rolling back to the starting points in many cases.

The Women Studies Centre of CUSAT is initiating a discussion on the topic “Vulnerabilities through the Gendered lens: Lessons from Covid-19” through an International Webinar to discuss the issues of Covid-19 in general and specific challenges faced by women in the economy.

SCHEDULE

DAY 106.08.2020 Thursday

10.00 am : Inauguration

Prof. (Dr.) P.G Sankaran

Honourable Pro Vice Chancellor, CUSAT

 

10.30 am to 12.00 noon : Keynote Address

Dr. Devika J

Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram

 

02.00 pm to 03.00 pm : Technical Session 1

WOMEN AND COVID-19: EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE THROUGH THE INDIAN LENS

Ms. Preetha Menon

Motivational Speaker, Co-founder WELL(Women Encouraging Life and Living), Geneva, Switzerland

 

03.00 pm to 04.00 pm : Technical Session 2

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AMIDST COVID19 AND BEYOND

Dr Doris Padmini

Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia

DAY 207.08.2020 Friday

10:00am to 11:00am : Technical Session 3

WOMEN AND DOMESTIC ISSUES DURING COVID-19

Dr.S Saradakutty

Malayalam critic, Translator and Professor, Devaswom Board College, Parumala

11:00am to 12noon : Technical Session 4

FISHERWOMEN IN THE PANDEMIC ERA- THE STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL

Dr. S Asha Letha

Principal Scientist, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi

12 noon to 01:00 pm : Technical Session 5

CHALLENGES OF PERFORMING ARTISTS DURING COVID-19- WOMEN PERSPECTIVE

Fara Shibla

Cine Actor, Anchor and Psychologist

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm : Technical Session 6

HEALTHCARE DURING COVID-19

Dr.A K Jayasree

Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram

03:00 pm to 03:20pm : Technical Session 7

WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19

Dr. Jaya.K.Govindan

MBBS, M Med, FRACGP, General Physician, Melbourne, Australia

03:20pm to 03:30pm : Vote of Thanks

Dr. Sangeetha Prathap

Assistant Professor, School of Management Studies, CUSAT