VOICES OF THE UNHEARD: PUTTING THE LAST FIRST

8 - 9 November 2019


A NATIONAL CONFERENCE
in Collaboration with

About the Conference

Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi, is organizing a national conference in partnership with Save the Children and Plan India on 8-9 November 2019 at XISS, Ranchi.

Since its inception in 1955, XISS has been engaged in raising the voices of the marginalized and deprived sections of society. The Institute is committed to empowering those who are left behind and become their voice through its academic programmes, research and field interventions. Over the years, it is realized that through our efforts and intervention, we have been able to bring some changes in the lives of people, however, much remains to be done considering the rising social, cultural and economic divide in Indian society. In this context, it was thought to organize a national conference at the Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi on 8-9 November 2019. The conference aims to tap into and echo unheard voices so that it can bring changes in the lives of marginalized, poor, vulnerable and unheard population groups. The conference will further emphasize the need to frame appropriate policies and take action in the context of SDGs, as these are an integral part of the development of such deprived populations. It will be a platform for bringing together intellectuals, leaders, development practitioners and survivors to share their perspectives, narratives, stories, and concerns. The insights, narratives, and stories shared in this conference will provide a new perspective and sensitize all stakeholders.

Conference Objective and Themes

The conference will raise awareness and sensitize about the issues and concerns of the marginalized and deprived sections of society among the civil society, policymakers, academia, development professionals and other stakeholders in the changing socio-economic-cultural environment.

Conference Themes

Gender Equality and Inclusion Issues

Men, Women, and Persons with different sexual orientation, gender identities and expression

Child Rights

Food Security to reduce malnutrition among children
Preventing Child Marriage/Early Marriage
Ending violence against children, girls and boys

Vulnerable Population Groups

Homeless, Displaced, Migrants, Ageing Population, Differently abled, Beggars/Rag Pickers, and Populations in Conflict situations.

Workshop: Community-led approach to child protection

The conference will also have two workshop in which the participants will get an opportunity to learn to engage with communities to change local beliefs and practices that harm children.

The workshop approach will be to get results that are far more effective and sustainable than expert- driven, top to bottom approaches thus reaching & changing the lives of the most marginalized last family & children.

Day I: November 8, 2019
Community-led approach to child protection
Day II: November 9, 2019
Result Based Intervention

Conference Partners

Plan India

is a nationally registered not for profit organization striving to advance children’s rights and equality for girls, thus creating a lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable and excluded children and their communities.

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Xavier Institute of Social Service

has been engaged in raising the voices of the marginalized and deprived sections of society. The institute is committed to empowering those who are left behind and becomes their voice through its academic programmes, research and field interventions.

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Save The Children

Bal Raksha Bharat, commonly known as Save the Children India, is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of marginalized children in India since 2008. Headquartered in Gurugram, and registered as Bal Raksha Bharat in India, the organization is a member of the international Save the Children Alliance.

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Organizing Committee

Patrons          

Prof. Amar Tigga

XISS

Prof. Himadri Sinha

XISS

Convener       

Dr. Anant Kumar

XISS

Co-Convener

Dr. Raj Shree Verma

XISS

Mr. Mahadev Hansda

Save the Children

Mr. Anup Hore

Plan India

Speakers       

Prof. Shantha Sinha

M V Foundation
Padma Shri and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner

Call for Papers

We invite papers from researchers, academicians, development practitioners, social workers, policy makers and other stakeholders to send original research abstracts, case studies, best practices on conference theme.


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Important Dates

Registration

Students: INR 500/-
Academician / Practitioner: INR 1000/-

Bank Details for conference registration
Name of Bank: Bank of India
Account Name: Xavier Institute of Social Service
Branch Name: Ranchi Main Branch, Albert Ekka Chowk, Main Road, Ranchi - 834001, Jharkhand
Account Number: 490010110004080
IFS Code: BKID0004900
MICR Code: 834013002
Bank Identifier Code: 4900

Contact Us


Conference Secretariat
Xavier Institute of Social Service
Dr. Camil Bulcke Path,
Ranchi 834 001, Jharkhand

conference@xiss.ac.in

+919931907394
+918800922761
+919973873337