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We are extremely happy to invite you for a two day International Conference on Women Empowerment : Across the Continents scheduled to be held on 22, 23 July 2016 at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari (80 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram (TRIVANDRUM) Airport), Tamil Nadu, India. The Conference is organized by the EAST (Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust) Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

EAST (Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust) is a registered Trust (Reg. No. 1544/10) based in Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. Its aim is to achieve sustainable development in environment by improving the socio- economic and physical environment for the benefit of the communities.

Kanyakumari District (also spelled Kanniyakumari or Kanniakumari District) is the southern tip of peninsular India. It is bordered on the west, by Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala state and by Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu to the north and east. It is sometimes referred to as "Land's End". The southeastern boundary is the Gulf of Mannar (Bay of Bengal), on the south and the southwest; the boundaries are the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, respectively.

The conference venue is located in Vivekanandapuram in the Head – quarters of Vivekananda Kendra. It is a 100 acre campus of Kanyakumari the Southern most tip of India which is a natural spiritual retreat. It has 24 hours water supply, generator support for Emergencies, Post Office, State Bank of India, Dispensary, Vegetarian Canteen and frequent free bus service to and from Kanyakumari Township. The beach of Vivekanandapuram from where the sun- rise can be seen is an added attraction for one and all.

This conference is an interdisciplinary International Conference that invites global experts, entrepreneurs, policy makers, development practitioners, academics, independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and share their experiences and best practices on how to break down the barriers to women’s empowerment with new concepts, progressive methodologies and innovative practices in women’s empowerment.

The themes of the Conference are. . . . . . . .
Women and Poverty
Education and training of women
Women and health
Violence against women
Women and armed conflict
Women and the economy
Women in power and decision making
Human rights of women
Women and the media
Women and the environment
The girl-child

Guidelines for the submission of abstract and Full Paper
The paper should bea an original contribution, including on-going / completed /unpublished research work, highlighting the above mentioned thrust areas. The abstract and full paper should be submitted via Email to only in English.

The title page of the abstract, should carry the following information.

1. The name(s) of the author(s)

2. A Concise and informative title

3. The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)

4. The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

The paper must be limited to 2500 words (strictly 4-6 pages, A4 size, excluding the tables and references) and must include a title page, introduction, theoretical framework, methodological framework, data analysis and findings, conclusion, references including annexure and tables.

The format should be strictly, APA citation / reference style, Times New Roman,font size 12 for text, 13 for sub heading and 14 for main heading, line spacing 1.5. The author(s) should submit their Soft copy of the paper in word file only to

    Registration Fee for the Regional Delegates
    (Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari)

    Rs. 2500 - Indian Faculty Members
    Rs. 1500 - Indian Students / Scholars
    Rs. 1500 - Indian Participants
    Registration Fee for the Indian Delegates
    Rs. 5000 - Indian Faculty Members
    Rs. 3000 - Indian Students / Scholars
    Rs. 2500 - Indian Participants
    Registration Fee for the Foreign Delegates

    Rs. 10000 - Foreign Faculty Members
    Rs. 7500 - Foreign Students / Scholars
    Rs. 5000 - Foreign Participants

  • Before the conference the selected papers will be published in Proceeding with ISBN and the selected high quality papers published in the
    International Journals with published papers will be released at the time of the Conference and a few copies will also be send to libraries in universities and study centres across the country.

    1. The International Journal for Environmental Protection and Rural Development                        
    ISSN: 2249 – 4376
    2. The International Journal for Economics and Business Management
    ISSN: 2250 – 2750
    3. The International Journal for Research and Development in Environmental    
    Education                                                      ISSN: 2277 – 7571

  • The conference will also have the privilege of honoring the participants with the following awards.
    Best Paper Award               
    Best Presentation Award

  • We proved the Accommodation with Four, Three and double bedded rooms (Non-Ac) with accompany. There is no accommodation for the regional delegates.

  • 1. There is no TA
    2. Fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstances-such as of disqualification of the paper or non-participation.
    3. Only the conference committee has all rights in the process of selection of the paper.
    4. Attendance certificate will be made available on request.
    5. No entry shall be entertained after the below mentioned data.
    6. The organizer reserves the right at its sole discretion to postpone the date or time and the venue of the conference if situation warrants.


Important Dates
Abstract : 30th April 2016
Abstract Acceptance Notification: Usually within two weeks of submission

Full Paper : 31st May 2016
Conference Date : 22, 23 July 2016


Organizing Committee

Convener and Organizing Secretary

Dr.G.Paramasivan Ph.D.
Chairman EAST
Tirunelveli, South India

Co-Convener and Co-organizing Secretary

Dr. A. Uttama Durga Devi Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Commerce
Ch S D St. Theresa’s College for Women
Gavaravaram, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh


Dr. B. Beneson Thilagar Christados Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
St. John’s College,
Tirunelveli, South India



Ms. S. Vennila
Assistant Professor of English
Sarah Tucker College
Tirunelveli, South India



Organizing Members

Dr. S. Durgalakshmi Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Government Law College
Coimbatore, South India


Ms. P. Brinda
Assistant Professor
The TN Dr.Ambedkar Law University
Ms. A. Subhashini
Assistant Professor
Government Law College


Mr. J. Edison
Gust Faculty Member EAST,
South India
Mr. V. Balamurugan
Trustee  EAST
Tirunelveli, South India


Ms. R. Ramalakshmi M.E.
Trustee EAST
Tirunelveli, South India



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