DNLU: Training/ Awareness Program On Menstruation And Human Rights In Collaboration With NHRC [17th February 2024]


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    Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur was established by the Madhya Pradesh Dharmashastra National Law University Act, 2018 (24 of 2018). The university is dedicated to becoming a distinguished institution in the field of legal education and research, committed to delivering high-quality education and training. They are committed to achieving the goal of reforming the legal education system and establishing advanced research and study centers that promote the rule of law and uphold the principles enshrined in the Indian Constitution. Furthermore, they aim to conduct intensive training programs and workshops for the judiciary, legislative, administrative, and academic sectors, and create a range of centers to raise legal awareness among the public and aid in achieving social and economic justice.

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12 October 1993. The statute under which it is established is the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993 as amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006. The NHRC is an embodiment of India's concern for the promotion and protection of human rights. The National Human Rights Commission, India has been set up by an Act of Parliament under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 for the protection and promotion of human rights. The functions of the Commission as stated in Section 12 of the Act and apart from inquiry into complaints of violation of human rights or negligence in the prevention of such violation by a public servant, the Commission also studies treatie.


    The overarching aim of this seminar is to have a comprehensive deliberation on the topic of Menstruation from the perspective of the legal system. They will delve into the roots of misogyny surrounding menstruation, highlighting its detrimental effects on gender equality. Simultaneously, we'll emphasize the crucial link between menstrual health, hygiene, and overall well-being. By addressing these interrelated issues, they aims to empower participants with knowledge that promotes a more inclusive and informed society, where menstrual leave is recognized as a fundamental aspect of upholding human rights and achieving gender.


    • Breaking the Silence: Menstrual Cycles and the Taboos We Must Unravel.
    • Menstrual Fairness: Human Rights Concerning Health Hygiene and Economy.
    • Redefining Inclusivity: Menstrual leave policy at workplaces.
    • Redefining Inclusivity: Menstrual leave policy in educational institutions.

    Aims, objective, And Methodology Of The Proposed Training Programme

    • To engage with policymakers, government representatives, and employers to encourage their active participation in discussions and actions related to menstrual awareness, aiming to influence policy changes and workplace practices.
    • To actively advocate for policy changes and legal reforms at local, national, and international levels that recognize menstrual leave as a human rights issue, ensuring its inclusion in labor laws and workplace policies.
    • To address and combat discrimination, taboos, and stigma associated with menstruation, promoting a cultural shift towards greater acceptance, understanding, and empathy.

    Impact Of The Training Programme

    • Short Term - To achieve a consensus on the rights of women in the context of Menstruation and have follow-up sessions to refine and move towards drafting the well-researched document, which is a culmination of the discussion coming out of this seminar.
    • Long Term - They have recognized the right of female students to claim leave of attendance during their menstruation period. They would engage with policymakers, government representatives, and employers to look into this aspect of jurisprudence and advocate for policy changes.

    Resource Persons

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    Dr. Sujata, Associate Professor in Hindi at

    Shyam Lal College, University of Delhi

    Breaking the Silence: Menstrual Cycles and

    the Taboos we Must Unravel

    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM


    Dr. Veena Roshan Jose, Assistant Professor in Law at

    Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur.

    Menstrual Fairness: Human Rights in

    relation to Health Hygiene and the Economy

    12:00 PM to 01:30 PM


    Mr. Krishna Kumar, Assistant Professor in Law at Dr.

    Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, M.P.

    Redefining Inclusivity: Menstrual Leave Policy

    at Workplaces.

    02:30 PM to 04:00 PM


    Dr. Praveen Tripathi, Associate Professor in Law at

    Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur.

    Redefining Inclusivity: Menstrual Leave Policy

    in Educational Institutions.

    04:00 PM to 05:30 PM

    Event Details

    Date: February 17, 2024.

    Venue: Seminar Hall, DNLU, Jabalpur,

    Time: 10 am to 5:30 pm.

    Registration URL: https://forms.gle/GoYmFHs1qkj7yh9L9

    There are NO REGISTRATION FEES for the program. E-certificates will be provided to all the registered participants.

    Queries And Feedback

    Kartik Jain: 7725067242

    Shubhrangana Pundir: 9205907945

    Email ID: menstrualrights@mpdnlu.ac.in

    More details about the event can be found here.

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