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Empowering women through supportive policy
Gender | GENDER ISSUES Mar 07, 2024

Empowering women through supportive policy

Although strides have been made in women's empowerment, unpaid care work still tends to be undervalued and overlooked in mainstream economics ...

India’s clean energy transition needs strong women
Energy | Gender | GENDER ISSUES | Climate Change Mar 07, 2024

India’s clean energy transition needs strong women

Increasing women’s participation in the skilled labour force has enormous potential for India’s sustainable transition towards clean energy ...

Breaking banks, building dreams: A case for women’s savings in India
Gender | GENDER ISSUES Mar 07, 2024

Breaking banks, building dreams: A case for women’s savings in India

India is seeing a shift towards greater financial inclusion and women's empowerment. Policies supporting this trend can create a more equitable financial landscape. ...

Old women: The “hidden workforce” and not at all dependent
Gender | GENDER ISSUES Mar 07, 2024

Old women: The “hidden workforce” and not at all dependent

Despite being labelled as dependents, older women, especially from low-income households, contribute significantly through unpaid and paid work, without any recognition ...

Democracy as an impetus for empowerment: Dissecting the women’s representation dilemma
Gender | GENDER ISSUES Mar 07, 2024

Democracy as an impetus for empowerment: Dissecting the women’s representation dilemma

Despite the rise in women's participation and representation in politics in recent decades, further sustained efforts to remove the persisting structural barriers need to be made ...

Walk the talk: Prioritise SDG 5 to advance Agenda 2030
Gender Mar 07, 2024

Walk the talk: Prioritise SDG 5 to advance Agenda 2030

The connections between SDG 5 and other goals underscore the imperative of attaining gender equality as both a moral obligation and a strategic investment in our collective future ...

The quick transformation of Russia-North Korea ties
International Affairs Mar 05, 2024

The quick transformation of Russia-North Korea ties

This is a partnership that has been forged amid common challenges and shared strategic objectives ...

The carbon emission hierarchy: Worthy and unworthy emissions
Energy Mar 02, 2024

The carbon emission hierarchy: Worthy and unworthy emissions

If carbon emissions from research activities are excused, some inconvenient issues may arise ...

Adapting cities to climate realities
Urbanisation | Climate Change Mar 02, 2024

Adapting cities to climate realities

Adapting to climate change is no longer optional. Failing to adapt will lead to severe human, economic, and environmental losses. ...

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Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Dr Rajeswari (Raji) Pillai Rajagopalan is the Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology (CSST) at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.  Dr Rajagopalan was the Technical Advisor to the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on ...

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Pratnashree Basu

Pratnashree Basu is an Associate Fellow, Indo-Pacific at Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata, with the Strategic Studies Programme and the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy. She works on maritime geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific with a focus on the South China Sea ...

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