Dr. Bhavna Mehta


Dr. Bhavna Mehta is a Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, The Mahraja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India with more than thirty years of experience in the field of Social Work and Women’s Studies. She has worked extensively in the field on Women and Children’s issues especially in the area of Violence, Health, Human Rights, Gender and Empowerment, Community Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibilities. Professor Mehta has undertaken around twenty three research projects including need assessment, impact evaluation studies, action research and studies on varied social issues including violence against women, disability mental health services and alike. Her researches are funded by funded by Government, Non-Government, Industries and international funding organizations. Professor Mehta has been invited as a Visiting Faculty at the School of Social Work in Ireland, USA and Pakistan. Dr. Mehta is associated with many women, child rights groups at the local and national level. She is widely traveled and has represented her work at various national and international forums.

Keynote presentation title: Path of Social Justice for Women in India: Mapping the Terrain