Main Computer Lab, ITC Unit, 
Gr.Floor, Library Building,
IIPS, Mumbai

Organized by:-

International Institute for Population Sciences 
Alumni Association (IIPSAA) and
Pop- Envis (MoEF-GOG) 

Objectives of the workshop:-

The United Nations declared 1975-1985 as the United Nations Decade for Women, mainly to bring progress towards equality with men. Gender has been defined as ‘socially determined differences in roles and responsibilities of women and men’. It is necessary to have equality between men and women and it is also essential to study the various issues related to gender. The deprivation of equal rights and opportunities is not a problem of the developing countries alone, because even in the advanced countries, the discrimination occurs in the present century too. However, in comparison to the developing countries, the opportunities and participation of women is much more in the developed world. Even though the 20th century has witnessed substantial progress in these areas, the world of the 21st century still faces huge backlogs of deprivation, poverty, and inequality and gender disparities. Gender equality is being talked very often nationally and globally in order to ensure the social justice. It is one of the aspects of human development, the remaining being social equality and economic equality. Several demographic studies have established that improvement in different dimensions of status of women reduces fertility and promotes rapid implementation of family planning (Basu, 1992). It is found that gender affecting independent variables, viz., socio-economic variables and women autonomy influences the reproductive behaviour through a set of intermediate variables, v.z., inter-spousal communication, sex preference, sex composition of the living children, etc. (Bhattacharya, 2002). Gender issues are considered more important in population studies because of their indispensable place in the composition and distribution of population and in the factors influencing and affecting the components of population change and development over a period of time. 


It is based on first come first serve basis. However, preference would be given to those working on gender issues. Kindly mention your area of research, published work if any to facilitate selection. Please submit the hard copy of your application in the prescribed registration form to Mr. Prakash Fulpapare, one of the Workshop Organizers and IIPSAA Secretariat during August 5-7, 2014. Send soft copy of the same to <>. 

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