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Gender and conflict in Asia
Feb 14, 2017

Gender and conflict in Asia

Although the proportion of women globally, and in Asia, has decreased over time, it is important to note that the trend is not irreversible.

Gender and Identity on Social Media
Sep 13, 2023

Gender and Identity on Social Media

This Issue Brief looks at the world of digital spaces and analyses issues such as the politics of silencing women; propriety; and health and gender-specific vulnerabilities.

Gender and the Gig Economy: A qualitative study of Gig platforms for women workers
May 24, 2023

Gender and the Gig Economy: A qualitative study of Gig platforms for women workers

Despite the unprecedented growth of India’s gig economy and possible benefits to women service providers, little attention has been paid to the hurdles faced by women in pursuing gig work. Indeed, gig work has witnessed similar gendered division as has been evident in traditional work, and has not led to a direct increase in Female Labour Force Participation (FLPR) in India. This brief examines the existing literature on the problems faced by w

Gender attitudes in India: Changes in the 21st century
Mar 07, 2024

Gender attitudes in India: Changes in the 21st century

Despite significant strides towards equality, traditional perceptions of gender roles still influence many aspects of life, from educational opportuni

Gender balancing the disaster management
Dec 04, 2014

Gender balancing the disaster management

Gender-sensitive disaster management can be best aided by gender inclusive efforts. There is a lot that women could do to aid the process of relief and rehabilitation. For instance, traditional knowledge and skills of women can be used to manage natural resources, aid the injured and sick, prepare community meals.

Gender Bias In Futuristic Technologies: A Probe Into AI & Inclusive Solutions
Jan 17, 2022

Gender Bias In Futuristic Technologies: A Probe Into AI & Inclusive Solutions

Historically, the values of gender-caste-based minorities have been systematically kept aside from being even counted, and this bias leads the prior data to be gender-biased or rather gender-invisible.

Gender Bias In Futuristic Technology — AI In Pop Culture
Jan 15, 2022

Gender Bias In Futuristic Technology — AI In Pop Culture

The growing socialisation with female virtual assistants in AI is rapidly diminishing the significance of women to 'a gendered female who responds on-demand'.

Gender Gap in Agriculture and the ‘South Asian Enigma’
Oct 11, 2021

Gender Gap in Agriculture and the ‘South Asian Enigma’

Current data suggests that the global community is far from achieving the 2030 agenda of ending hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition. By the end of 2019, 650 million people suffered from chronic hunger and 135 million experienced acute food-insecurity. Not all regions are equal: the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 found that some are experiencing less severe incidence of hunger on the GHI scale, compared to others. The most serious levels of

Gender in the Waterscape: Creating Economic Ripples in India’s Labour Markets
Dec 13, 2023

Gender in the Waterscape: Creating Economic Ripples in India’s Labour Markets

This paper assesses the gendered division of labour for household-level domestic service activities, of which water management remains a primary component, across Indian states and the various dimensions of gender that are relevant in this context. Women have traditionally played an essential role in water management at the household level, devoting a significant share of their day to related unpaid domestic service activities. Such engagements o

Gender issues amid a high GDP growth
Jan 01, 2019

Gender issues amid a high GDP growth

Women have been dropping off from the labour force which is a poor indicator of a country’s progress no matter what the GDP growth indicates.

Gender lens for climate finance: A smart approach to sustainability in the Indo-Pacific
Mar 07, 2024

Gender lens for climate finance: A smart approach to sustainability in the Indo-Pacific

It is imperative to integrate climate financing with a gendered approach in the Indo-Pacific region to tackle climate change in an effective manner

Gender neutral ways of ensuring universal electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa
Jun 11, 2019

Gender neutral ways of ensuring universal electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa

Incorporating gender focus in electrification programmes is important as women and men have different energy needs.

Gender Parity in the Entrepreneurship Cycle in Kenya
Jun 06, 2022

Gender Parity in the Entrepreneurship Cycle in Kenya

Gender disparities in Kenya’s entrepreneurship cycle are a manifestation of both the historical marginalisation of women and the structural barriers limiting equal participation in the economy. Recent progress in the legal framework has been suboptimal in closing the gender gaps, as seen in the persistent inequalities in formal employment and the high concentration of unlicensed women-owned enterprises in the informal sector. The inequalities a

Gender-ative AI: An enduring gender bias in generative AI systems
Apr 27, 2023

Gender-ative AI: An enduring gender bias in generative AI systems

Concerted efforts need to be undertaken to close the gender data gap before gender bias becomes an inextricable part of emerging generative AI ecosyst

Gender-based violence in private online spaces
Jun 23, 2022

Gender-based violence in private online spaces

With increasing gender-based violence in online spaces, the need of the hour is to have holistic user protection.

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in India, Bangladesh and Rwanda: A Comparison
Jul 22, 2020

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in India, Bangladesh and Rwanda: A Comparison

Gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) is a targeted fiscal instrument that several developing countries have cemented into their growth plans. GRB is used to ensure that policy prescriptions to alleviate gender inequality translate into outputs by linking them to budgetary allocations. Although the concept was introduced in India, Bangladesh and Rwanda at around the same time (the early 2000s), the three countries have followed different routes and a

Gender-Responsive Budgeting: A task ahead for India’s 15th finance commission
Aug 10, 2018

Gender-Responsive Budgeting: A task ahead for India’s 15th finance commission

Gender equality is a fundamental human right. This principle is also found in the SDG 2030 Agenda where its signatories, including India, reaffirmed their commitment to mainstreaming gender development and ensuring equal representation of women in political and economic decision-making. This paper outlines gender-budgeting norms for resource allocations as an essential prerequisite for India to achieve progress towards the SDG-5 on gender equalit

Gendered Prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases in India’s Older Adults
Feb 16, 2024

Gendered Prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases in India’s Older Adults

Rapid advancements in medicine and falling fertility rates have contributed to the rise in the population of India’s older adults in recent decades. This demographic and epidemiological shift has a gendered impact: A higher proportion of women over the age of 60, compared to their male counterparts, suffer from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension, heart and bone diseases, cancers, cognitive decline, and depression. T

Gendered public transport as an essential service during the pandemic
Sep 28, 2020

Gendered public transport as an essential service during the pandemic

A gendered understanding of travelling patterns and behaviour trends can help in designing and implementing more equitable policies and efficient mean

Gendering the G20: Empowering women in the digital age
Jun 28, 2017

Gendering the G20: Empowering women in the digital age

Women make up a majority of the four billion people excluded from the digital economy. Policy narratives assert that the digital economy has the potential to transform the world of work. Conversely, there are concerns that the existing ‘digital divide’ within and across nations will simply exacerbate existing social inequalities and reinforce gender hierarchies. G20 member states have repeatedly committed to bridging pervasive gender gaps in

Afghanistan: Gender apartheid under the Taliban regime
Mar 18, 2023

Afghanistan: Gender apartheid under the Taliban regime

Labelling the discrimination against women under the Taliban as “gender apartheid” could work as a catalyst for change in Afghanistan

AI has a gender problem. Here’s what to do about it
Apr 16, 2018

AI has a gender problem. Here’s what to do about it

Today, machines reflect regressive, patriarchal ideas that have proven to be harmful to society. If this continues, technology may no longer usher us into a post-gender world.

AI replicating same conceptions of gender roles that are being removed in real world
Jun 17, 2017

AI replicating same conceptions of gender roles that are being removed in real world

There is nothing inherently empowering or sexist about technology. It just reflects the values of its creators.

Breaking barriers: Gender, health rights and climate change at crossroads
Apr 05, 2024

Breaking barriers: Gender, health rights and climate change at crossroads

Adopting holistic approaches to address the interlinkages between health and other gender-sensitive SDG targets is key to achieving equitable and sust

Bridging the global gender chasm in 2024: Need for more steam?
Feb 03, 2024

Bridging the global gender chasm in 2024: Need for more steam?

Due to unprecedented global crises, progress in bridging the gender divide has stagnated

Building Gender-Responsive Cities
Nov 07, 2022

Building Gender-Responsive Cities

Urban planners will have to imagine novel ways of ordering and expressing their spaces to eliminate the unequal power dynamics in urbanisation

Campaign to curb gender-related crimes in Greater Mumbai municipal schools
Aug 03, 2012

Campaign to curb gender-related crimes in Greater Mumbai municipal schools

An ORF Mumbai-SPGRC workshop has decided to launch a city-wide, age-appropriate awareness campaign to curb rising gender-related crimes in Greater Mumbai municipal corporation schools. It would try to sensitise children about sexual harassment and other gender-related crimes.

Changing the gender agenda in India
Oct 03, 2015

Changing the gender agenda in India

India will likely struggle to achieve the SDGs for financial reasons. At present, a shocking 2-3 per cent of Indians pay taxes. Mobilising domestic finance ? including optimal tax collection reform ? can help supplement the traditional sources of aid.

Cities for Women: Taking stock of gender-sensitive urban planning and design
Dec 22, 2020

Cities for Women: Taking stock of gender-sensitive urban planning and design

Gender-sensitive planning will help mitigate adverse and unequal impacts — and build resilience.

COVID-19 and its gendered impact
Dec 23, 2020

COVID-19 and its gendered impact

Any unemployment support must include women who form a large proportion of the workforce in the informal sector.

COVID-19: Need for an overarching gender agenda in the SDGs
Jul 21, 2020

COVID-19: Need for an overarching gender agenda in the SDGs

Despite having a dedicated goal towards achieving Gender Equality — SDG 5 — disadvantageous positions for women and girls get flagged in each real