AMU To Organise National Seminar On Women's Health In India

By Anusha

Right to health is one of the basic human rights. Women have been historically discriminated against, they are a group whose health concerns need to be prioritised, understood and researched.


Health is an important component of human development. With the rapid changes brought about through globalisation and the resultant new economic order, there is an increase in the need for academic studies to be focused on the area of women's health.

Hence, the Centre for Women's Studies AMU (Aligarh Muslim University) is organising a seminar at Aligarh, from 01-03 February 2014. The theme of the Seminar is ‘Women's Health in India: Issues and Concerns'.

The proposed seminar precisely intends to deliberate and contribute to the understanding of a wide span of issues particularly focusing on the gendered aspects of women's health.

The seminar proposes to look into issues pertaining to women's access to health care facilities in India, the impact of new reproductive technology on women's reproductive health, health problems of working women, the vulnerability of women belonging to marginalised sections with respect to health problems of Dalit, Tribal and Muslim women, including health concerns of women with disabilities.

AMU To Hold National Seminar On Women's Health

The proposed topic for the seminar intends to focus on health concerns of women belonging especially to the economically and socially marginalised sections, including Dalit, Tribal, and Muslim Women.

The theme of the seminar is further broadly categorised into following sub-themes:

1) Health, Hygiene and Nutrition of Women

2) Health Issues of Working Women: Organised and Unorganised Sectors

3) New Reproductive Technologies

4) HIV/AIDS/STDs and Women

5) Women's Health and Marginalised Groups: Muslims, Dalits, Tribals etc.

6) Disability and Women's Issues

7) Women's Health: State and Governance


The last for the submission of abstract has been extended to 7th December and

The last date for the submission of paper has been extended to 20th December'2013.

AMU is planning to meet your travel expenses and will provide full hospitality from 31 January - 04 February 2014. For further information, you can contact us at our e-mail ID or call any of the following numbers mentioned below:

Professor Nighat Ahmad, Director : 09411654977, 0571-2706479 or 08810183064.

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