Dr. Swati Chakraborty is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Human Rights, Law and Justice, GLA University, and Faculty at Teamlease Edtech (Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd.). She has earned her Ph.D. in human rights from the University of Calcutta and worked with the National Human Rights Commission India as a research consultant. She is a Project fellow for GERIS, the EU Funded initiative. She has teaching expertise as a lecturer at the English College in Calicut, Kerala where she undertook a youth intercultural dialogue training program. She is also an expert in the online training program for youth and women.
Dr. Swati has been associated with various NGOs and development agencies from the early stages for social inclusion, community networks, human rights activism, peace-building, and advocacy for women’s lifelong education and empowerment with a focus on indigenous needs.
Dr. Swati has written more than 20 articles on her own credit and is also the editor of several books and journals including “Tribal Development”, “Gender Identity and Roles in India: Issues and Challenges”, “Multidisciplinary Handbook of Social Exclusion and Human Rights”, “Inclusive Development and Sustainability”, “Handbook of International Relations: Issues of Human Rights and Foreign Policy, Vol. I and Vol II” and very recently “Handbook of Social Media for Digital and Social Inclusion”. She just finished her research and publication titled “Religion4Society: Researchers” Handbook” in July 2022.
She is the council representative at the World Peace Committee in India and was a speaker for an EU program Towards a Global Exchange on Religion in Society, Brussels as a representative of Hinduism and humanity. Moreover, she was a young scholar at the Inaugural Young Scholar’s Conference on Asian Studies in a Globalized World in Thailand.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
Workshop on Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, Human Rights and Peace
These workshops look into the strength of scholars and youth in who are committed to ending violence among religions and creating cultures of peace, justice, reconcile and healing in the conflict resolution. The framework to be used will be the inter-religious and intercultural dialogue design as promoted by KAICIID. These workshops will be complemented with the KAICIID. For the initiative, I have selected different layers of educational institutions. Majorly it is inclined to Kolkata and New Delhi- the two major multi-ethnic city in India.
IRD and ICD for prevention of Hate Speech and protection of Sacred Sites and Cultural Heritage- Role of Youth in India and Nigeria
The initiative will bring together religious and cultural leaders from some selected states in India and Nigeria to create youth alertness towards hate speech and incitation before and during election for both India and Nigeria, engaging in interreligious and intercultural dialogue. The initiative will involve first an onsite interreligious/intercultural dialogue for promoting peace at the national level after which the participants will be engaged in an online interreligious and intercultural dialogue with other religious leaders in India and Nigeria respectively in other to build bridges for promoting global understanding, peace building and adding strength to the efforts being made at national level. The dialogue will target two main objectives; contribute to peace building to safeguard from hate speech and preservation of sacred holy sites. This initiative will prove how youth from two different socio-cultural backgrounds needs to be activated to solve the global crisis with similar nature. These activities will be followed by strategic promotion on social media to reach and influence a larger audience.