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The 2014 Inaugural Regional Asian Girls’ Human Rights Conference

The 2014 Inaugural Regional Conference on Human Rights & Dignity of Asian Girls

Organized by the Asian Girl Campaign, the 2014 Inaugural Regional Conference on Human Rights & Dignity of Asian Girls will be held in Chandigarh, India for 2 days (28 & 30 September, 2014) during the 9th International Youth Peace Fest (IYPF 2014). In line with the conference, related workshops will also be held on October 1, 2014.

To register, scroll down to submit your details below, or submit your details here.

Last chance to receive discounted price to attend the entire IYPF 2014 (offer valid until April 30th)!


29th & 30th September 2014 Regional Conference on Human Rights & Dignity of Asian Girls; 1st October 2014 Workshops


1) Creating Girl Human Rights Cities 2) Challenges and Breakthrough in Policies and Legislation for Girls’ Human Rights 3) Challenges and Breakthrough in Management and Implementation of Girl Empowerment Projects
4) Mobilizing Community Through Media and Volunteerism


Panjab University

Sector 14, Chandigarh, Chandigarh UT, 160014 India


1. From Chandigarh Airport: Suggested Route via taxi: Dakshin Marg; Estimated time: 26mins; For Google Map Directions, click here.

2. From Chandigarh Railway Station: Suggested route via taxi: Madhya Marg; Estimated time: 21mins; For Google Map Directions, click here.


Accommodation will not be provided but here are some suggested places.

1. Hotel Shivalik View 4 star hotel; About 3000INR for a single room; Distance from Bus stand: 0.5km; Railway: 9km; Airport: 13km; Panjab University: 8mins taxi ride; Website: http://www.citcochandigarh.gov.in/shivalikview/

2. Hotel Parkview 2 star hotel; About 2000INR for a single semi deluxe room; Distance from Bus stand: 2km; Railway: 10km; Airport: 14km; Panjab University: 5mins taxi ride; Website: http://www.citcochandigarh.gov.in/parkview/

3. Lemon Tree Hotel, Chandigarh 3 star hotel; About 4000INR for a twin room; Distance from Railway: 9.9km; Airport: 4.9km; Panjab University: 17mins taxi ride; Website: http://www.lemontreehotels.com/lemon-tree-hotel/chandigarh/hotel- chandigarh.aspx?gclid=CPfdprGtkbwCFYJU4godxxMA T A

Some facts on Chandigarh: 

Chandigarh is located near the foothills of the sivalik range of the Himalayas in northwest India. It covers an area of approximately 114 km2, and shares its borders with the states of Haryana and Punjab. In September, Chandigarh will be having their Monsoon season, receiving moderate to heavy rainfall, and sometimes heavy to very heavy rainfall. So be sure to be prepared!

Chandigarh, being India’s first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span green city rightly called “ THE CITY BEAUTIFUL ” 



‘Jaago Chandigarh’ Campaign Launched


Consultation Workshop on

“Making Chandigarh Girls and Women Friendly-A step towards Human Rights City”.


To commemorate International Women’s Day, on March 6, 2014 Yuvsatta-an NGO based in Chandigarh, India along with  Department cum Centre for Women Studies & Development, Panjab University and State Cell of NSS (National Service Scheme), Chandigarh organized a Consultation Workshop on “Making Chandigarh Girls and Women Friendly-A step towards Human Rights City”. Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court inaugurated the same at Golden Jubilee Hall of Panjab University, Chandigarh. In which over 150 students, NSS volunteers, teachers from 26 Colleges of the city, NGO & RWA representatives also participated.

 Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court

In his Inaugural address, Justice Surya Kant emphasized upon changing the present discriminatory mindset against the Women. He called for a need for renewed social engineering, bridging the rural urban divide and also making accountable parents for raising brats. Prof. Pam Rajput  in her presidential address, gave a critique of social system and discrimination against women by sharing her lived experiences. She stressed upon the collective outreach campaign to eradicate the gender based violence.


While dwelling upon “Problems and Possible Solutions”, Prof. Manju Verma of Punjabi University, Patiala who also associated with PDHRE (People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning), US, stressed upon holistic strategies to counter gender violence. She called for a formation of a Steering committee comprising of all stake holders. In other deliberations, the prevalence, cause and remedial strategies were deliberated upon. Implementation of laws with right mind set and gender sensitization also was emphasized. Continue reading