Workshop on Gender Spectrum: Moving beyond Pink and Blue


Institute Social Responsibility Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA has organised a workshop on Gender Spectrum: Moving beyond Pink & Blue on March 22, 2019.

About Gender Spectrum: Moving beyond Pink & Blue

Every child is unique, having different cultural, social, environmental and religious influences. The workshop aims to sensitize young minds because of their different understandings of gender and its relevance. This initiative is to support our own gender-expansive youth and to explore the issues related to gender and also to learn the impact of gender inclusiveness and diversity and how these influences can affect them in their life.

About the Resource Person

Ms. Aparna Mittal, Founder of Samāna Centre for Gender, Policy and Law

Aparna Mittal is the Founder of Samāna Centre for Gender, Policy and Law, gender equality and diversity focused consultancy, and advises leading companies in India on gender equality and diversity, through an array of Diversity & Inclusion, Human Resource and CSR initiatives, each with a special focus on women and LGBT empowerment, inclusion and capacity building.

Her vision is the progressive realisation of "equality for all" and through her work at Samāna she is doing just that!

Her industry knowledge and expertise spans a diverse range of sectors including hotels & hospitality, retail and e-commerce, information technology, media & entertainment (including cinema business), hospitals & healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecom, insurance, wholesale distribution, oil & gas, hydro power, automotive, real estate, services, mining, and food sector.

Prior to this, she was Partner – Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions, with India’s leading corporate law firms AZB & Partners, and Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, with more than 12 years’ experience in advising leading multinational and domestic clients on significant and complex M&A matters including cross border acquisitions, business/ asset transfers, joint ventures, private equity transactions, investment structuring, commercial contracts, franchises, due diligence, and extensive general corporate and regulatory advisory matters. Labour and employment laws formed a key part of the advisory work undertaken by her.

She has consistently been ranked by international publications as a leading / recommended lawyer for the aforesaid, including:
Chambers and Partners (Asia)- in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and Chambers and Partners (Global) in 2010; and
Asialaw in 2017 and 2014;

She graduated from India’s foremost law school, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (2005), and is registered with the Bar Council, New Delhi (2005).


Session I: 9:15 - 10:30

i. Gender Diversity and Inclusion with a focus on LGBTQ Persons
ii. The Concept of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

Session II: 10:30 - 11:55

i. Understanding Gender, Deconstructing the Binary (and how it manifests itself in our daily practices).
ii. Difference between Gender & Sexual Orientation and Understanding LGBTQ with a special focus on transgender persons.
iii. Key Issues Faced by LGBTQ Persons (a wide range of issues ranging from lack of systems and policies, to harassment), with a special focus on workplace issues.
iv. Different Types of Stereotyping and Manifestation of Unconscious Bias.

Session II: 12:35 - 1:50

i. Discussing the key highlights of the SC Judgement in NALSA (2014).
ii. Discussing the key highlights of the SC Judgement in Johar (2018).
iii. Is De criminalizing Sec 377 Enough? Key Legal Gaps as of Today.
iv. Key Tools That Each Person Can Use to Address the Issues:

(a) Personal Tools
(b) Professional Tools and Processes to Create Diversity & Inclusion.  

Date and Venue

March 22, 2019 | 9:15 am – 01:50 pm

Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Academic Block, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

Contact Person

Dr. Meenakshi Kaul | Assistant Professor
Head – Training and HR, Training and Placement Cell
Head – Institute Social Responsibility Cell
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