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Awareness towards reduced inequalities

Awareness towards reduced inequalities

Reduced inequality

Awareness towards reduced inequalities

Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) Open Lecture on ‘Inequality and K-shaped Recovery in the context of rising prices and plummeting social expenditure’

Conference on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Globally, August 9th is commemorated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, chosen in recognition of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations held in Geneva in 1982. As noted by the UN website on this day: “There are an estimated 476 million indigenous peoples in the world living across 90 countries. Indigenous Peoples (IPs) make up less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. 

They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures.” India has recognized 705 Scheduled Tribes (STs) who have inherited unique cultures and ways of relating to the people and the environment. We at the O.P. Jindal Global University celebrated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9th and 10th 2023, as an effort to draw attention to their concerns, contributions and resilience. The two-day seminar with contributions from faculty across JGLS, JSPH, JSLH, JSPC, and JSJC, as well as from centres such as the Jindal Centre on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor, and the Centre for Women’s Rights highlighted and registered the contribution of the indigenous peoples globally and of STs in India. Thematic sessions noted in-person and online participation from leaders, scholars, and activists from the indigenous and ST communities or working on issues of indigenous communities. Session themes ranged from climate change and sustainability, languages, health, natural resources, governance, and violence, along with cultural activities and documentary screenings that aim to enhance awareness on these issues among students.

Ninth edition of the annual Law, Sexuality and Society Lecture and Conversation Series, 2023 – Lecture series is titled ‘Towards an Anti-Caste and Anti-Carceral Politics’

The Centre for Justice Law & Society (CJLS) at Jindal Global Law School endeavours to create spaces for holding critical conversations that explore contemporary issues at the intersection of law, justice, society and marginalisation in South Asia. The centre has been organising the Law, Sexuality & Society Lecture & Conversation Series since 2014 inviting scholars, artists and activists in the field of sexuality and gender studies to engage in critical conversations that explore the contested domains on sex, gender and sexuality to bring forth the nuances and complexities that inform our understanding of sexuality and the law with the faculty and students and faculty at Jindal Global Law School. The Law, Sexuality & Society Lecture & Conversation Series 2023 attempted to take forward the conversations on the role of the law in shaping the narratives and informing dominant discourses on sex, gender and sexuality. Through this series, the centre proposed to interrogate the role of the law and carcerality in entrenching cis-heteropatriarchal norms and casteist hierarchies as well as the emerging resistance to such norms and hierarchies.