AMU, Aligarh: Afreen Fatima, the president of Women’s College Students’ Union (WCSU) of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), in a first, is organizing a Women Leadership Summit in the varsity. The three-day long summit, entirely student run and without corporate sponsorship, will host a plethora of women activists, lawyers, politicians, entrepreneurs, student leaders and authors.
Newsd is the digital media partner for Women Leadership Summit organised by WCSU, AMU and is proud to announce the list of eminent personalities who will be gracing the occasion from 26th to 28th March.
Aligarh Muslim University will witness its first Women Leadership Summit where women leaders from different fields of expertise will speak on pressing issues of the society and nation, all in the paradigm of gender and caste debate.
The idea behind organizing the summit is, ‘to educate, inspire and prepare the students, particularly female students, about issues we all must know’, says Afreen Fatima.
‘It is easier for students, mainly female students, to say that they are not interested in politics. That kind of statement is itself very political. All I am trying to achieve through this summit is to sensitize the students that unless we know about what happening around, how are we going to question’ she further adds.
The speakers in the summit include Prof Roop Rekha Verma (acclaimed academician and social activist), Vrinda Grover (Lawyer and Human Rights Activist), Teesta Setalvad (Journalist & activist), Arfa Khanum Sherwani (Senior Journalist), Richa Singh (former president, Allahabad University Students’ Union), Ilma Afroz (IPS 2018 batch), Fatima Nafis (mother of JNU student Najeeb Ahmad), among others.
There will be discussions of variety of themes and subjects such as dissent and democracy, muslim women and entrepreneurship, art and resistance, campus politics, gender and free speech, democracy and justice, etc.
The summit is completely organized by Women’s College Students’ Union with the help of female graduation students of Aligarh Muslim University.
‘This would further help us (female students) to reclaim the democratic spaces within our campus’ believes Afreen Fatima.