Event Start Date:
August 23, 2022
Event End Date:
August 23, 2022
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‘‘Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.’’Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former US Secretary of State

In an attempt to reflect on whe­re India and particularly Kerala stands today and where it is likely to be headed in terms of equal economic opportunities for women, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is organising a webinar in collaboration with Junior Chamber International (JCI) on the said theme. The distinguished speakers will deliberate on bringing about gender-just employment opportunities and building an enabling environment for women in factories. This webinar is structured as a discussion on the declining women’s participation in factory employment, the legal perspective of the problem women face, and other challenges in the employment of women in factory work force, and the way forward, followed by a Q&A session from the audience.

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Adv Ramola Nayanpally, Associate Lawyer, Menon & Pai Advocates

Dr Neethi P, Senior Consultant – Academics & Research,  Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore.


Ms April Suzanna Varkey, Research Associate, CPPR.


Dr Neethi P
Dr Neethi P is associated with the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore. She works on urban labour informality and focuses on women informal workers and various forms and responses from upcoming alternative labour associations. She has published in the areas of garments, electronics, ports, home-based work, street vending, sanitation, mill work, and sex work. She is the author of Globalization Lived Locally: A Labour Geography Perspective (OUP, 2016), and several research articles. Her recent co-authored book, released early this month,  titled Urban Undesirbales: City Transition and Street-Based Sex Work in Bangalore City is published under Cambridge University Press.  She completed her PhD and MPhil at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), under Jawaharlal Nehru University  (JNU, 2014), She was also a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Fellow at the University of Georgia.

Adv Ramola Nayanpally 

Ramola Nayanpally completed her B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, in 2014. She attended the fall semester at the Singapore Management University, Singapore, as a Temasek  Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking Scholar. She worked as an Associate at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.), Mumbai, till 2016, after which she joined Menon & Pai Advocates in Cochin. Her main practice areas include civil, contract and employment laws before the High Court of Kerala. She also routinely handles company cases before the National Company Law Tribunal, Kochi.