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Harnessing nutritional resilience for food security and gender equality
Mar 07, 2024

Harnessing nutritional resilience for food security and gender equality

Gender empowerment and food security are deeply interconnected, with profound implications for achieving sustainable development goals

India slips on gender equality
Dec 27, 2019

India slips on gender equality

There has been a large decline in the labour force participation of women.

The role of sexual and reproductive health in gender equality
Jul 17, 2019

The role of sexual and reproductive health in gender equality

Developing clear strategies can improve gender equality, human rights, and women-centred care in The Gambia.

A closer look into Feminist Foreign Policy in India
Jan 18, 2022

A closer look into Feminist Foreign Policy in India

India’s commitments to international agreements towards gender equality show the country’s tremendous potential to make crucial advances in femini

A war within a war: Sexual violence as a weapon of war
Mar 23, 2022

A war within a war: Sexual violence as a weapon of war

Can we achieve gender equality when sexual violence is still a weapon of war?

Advancing women's role in India's economic progress
Oct 05, 2023

Advancing women's role in India's economic progress

India’s female workforce participation remains paltry and calls for an urgent review of India’s policies and schemes related to women’s empowerm

Between international ambitions and domestic realities — India’s involvement with the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
Feb 11, 2021

Between international ambitions and domestic realities — India’s involvement with the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

India has the potential to emerge as a champion of the WPS agenda — it needs to achieve greater gender equality in domestic security as well.

Beyond numbers: Redefining women's leadership dynamics
Apr 30, 2024

Beyond numbers: Redefining women's leadership dynamics

While well-established indices have been crucial in assessing advancements in gender equality, these methodologies may present an incomplete picture

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

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

Double marginalisation: What the Decade of Action holds for India’s Northeastern women
Mar 08, 2021

Double marginalisation: What the Decade of Action holds for India’s Northeastern women

Tackling gender-based discriminations require transformative solutions, possible only if women are considered equal participants in the development pr

Elected Women Representatives in Local Rural Governments in India: Assessing the Impact and Challenges
Jan 31, 2024

Elected Women Representatives in Local Rural Governments in India: Assessing the Impact and Challenges

India’s 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, which empowered local self-governments (Panchayati Raj Institutions) and reserved one-third of electoral seats in these bodies for women, has elevated women’s participation in rural governance. India is among the foremost countries for women’s participation in local governments, with over 1.45 million women shaping local decision-making. Women leaders are a critical link between local governance, s

Empowering nations: Educating girls for economic growth and equality
Jan 24, 2024

Empowering nations: Educating girls for economic growth and equality

Educating girls helps foster a more prosperous, equitable, and empowered India

Empowering women through supportive policy
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

Femme force: Assessing the WPS Index in Indo-Pacific nations
Mar 07, 2024

Femme force: Assessing the WPS Index in Indo-Pacific nations

The Indo-Pacific countries must enhance the components of the WPS agenda in their respective countries to foster inclusive and sustainable development

Filling the Blanks: Putting Gender into Military A.I.
Aug 21, 2023

Filling the Blanks: Putting Gender into Military A.I.

Defence structures around the world are seeing a technological upheaving as new and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) are being added to military arsenals. However, military AI largely lacks precision and is often developed without any threat-modelling which takes gender into account, examples of which are already being seen in civilian applications of AI. Translated into a conflict environment, deploying such AI systems cou

Financial Inclusion of Women: Current Evidence from India
Aug 17, 2023

Financial Inclusion of Women: Current Evidence from India

Financial inclusion is critical to achieving the economic empowerment of women—one of the targets under the fifth Sustainable Development Goal on gender equality. In India, one in every five women lack access to a bank account. Although the country’s programmes promoting financial inclusion have increased the percentage of women having access to a bank account, wide gaps remain in account use, and access to savings and credit. Women c

Fintech industry: The great equaliser for women
Sep 30, 2021

Fintech industry: The great equaliser for women

The pandemic has accelerated digitalisation, which can be used as an opportunity to bridge the gender digital divide in India.

From India’s G20 to UAE’s COP28 – A new pathway for climate action
Dec 01, 2023

From India’s G20 to UAE’s COP28 – A new pathway for climate action

From the Abu Dhabi conference, the urgent call for action should resonate loud and clear throughout COP28 in and create a dynamic and durable pathway

Gap, it is empowering women to shatter the glass ceiling
Nov 03, 2016

Gap, it is empowering women to shatter the glass ceiling

Some of key national imperatives to propel India into next wave of growth include creating employment opportunities for segments such as women workfor

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 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-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

How to secure equal representation in Parliament?
Jul 29, 2015

How to secure equal representation in Parliament?

The loopholes and technicalities of the Women's Reservation Bill should be open to scrutiny, but the Bill and its purpose must not be forgotten. Perhaps the revival of the debate over the bill could be an opportunity for PM Modi to demonstrate his party's focus on gender equality.

Increasing Cooperation for Sustainable Development: Imperatives for India’s G20 Presidency
Jun 19, 2023

Increasing Cooperation for Sustainable Development: Imperatives for India’s G20 Presidency

This paper highlights the imperatives for India’s G20 Presidency for promoting development cooperation towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given its unique development cooperation model—more precisely, its development partnership model—India can utilise its G20 presidency to push the sustainability agenda. This will help bridge the North-South divide in sustainable development financing. The paper recommends

India needs more banking services
May 05, 2014

India needs more banking services

Banking to be inclusive would require greater financial literacy and gender equality. All banks should include women, especially poorer ones, in their financial services. Perhaps later on, more banking licences would be granted, perhaps even to big industrial groups.

India’s clean energy transition needs strong women
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

International Women’s Day: How India can invest in her women, accelerate everyone’s progress
Mar 12, 2024

International Women’s Day: How India can invest in her women, accelerate everyone’s progress

‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’ is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. This is a clarion call with particular resonance for India given the barriers to women’s economic participation. Imagine the extraordinary economic tailwinds that can be generated for India if these barriers are dismantled and women have access to capital and technology and supportive public policy frameworks

Investing in human capital and sustainable growth: A symbiotic paradigm
Aug 16, 2023

Investing in human capital and sustainable growth: A symbiotic paradigm

By addressing challenges related to education, healthcare, and gender inequality, India can harness its human potential to drive economic progress and

Leaving no one behind: Transgender inclusion in India's sustainable development
Nov 28, 2023

Leaving no one behind: Transgender inclusion in India's sustainable development

Implementing inclusive policies aligned with SDGs is crucial to counteract discrimination against transgender in India

LiFE, degrowth and SDGs: Some epistemological concerns
May 12, 2023

LiFE, degrowth and SDGs: Some epistemological concerns

Global North and South have different ambitions, but LiFE helps draw a common thread somewhere between the two without asking them to compromise on th

Mainstreaming Gender in India-Africa Partnership for Energy Access
Jul 05, 2021

Mainstreaming Gender in India-Africa Partnership for Energy Access

The seventh of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. This challenge is acute in the African continent, home to large populations without access to electricity and clean cooking fuel. This brief explores the scope for cooperation between India and Africa in not only achieving SDG 7, but while doing so, also considering the targets set by SDG 5 to

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

Pushing city administrations towards innovative ‘feminist urbanism’
Nov 30, 2020

Pushing city administrations towards innovative ‘feminist urbanism’

Cities will need to give special attention to the needs of women and ensure that it builds on their economic productivity and recognises their contrib

The female face of technology
Mar 08, 2020

The female face of technology

The most critical thing to do is to dream it and do it.

The need of the hour: Gender-inclusive Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme
May 31, 2022

The need of the hour: Gender-inclusive Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme

With the onset of the pandemic, the urban informal workforce in India has been hit hard by the ongoing livelihood crisis, especially women. This call

The permanent effects of the pandemic on the female workforce
Sep 22, 2021

The permanent effects of the pandemic on the female workforce

It is understood that not only gender equality suffers a setback when women leave the workforce, GDP suffers a blow as well

The ‘Smart Economics’ of Moving Women from the Private to the Public Sphere
Mar 07, 2024

The ‘Smart Economics’ of Moving Women from the Private to the Public Sphere

Despite advancements in legislation and representation over the last decades, women continue to face barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare, legal protection against violence, and leadership roles. In the economic sphere, gender disparities persist in labour force participation, job sectors, wages, and unpaid care work. Women are constrained in participating in the labour market as their social role remains attached to domestic

Top EU jobs go to women
Aug 13, 2019

Top EU jobs go to women

The EU has had much less gender discrimination and the gender equality index in the member countries is much better than in Asian countries, especiall

Unseen currents, missed opportunities: Women in water management
Mar 21, 2024

Unseen currents, missed opportunities: Women in water management

As India navigates the complexities of sustainable development, ensuring gender equality in the waterscape emerges as a pivotal element in creating a

Walk the talk: Prioritise SDG 5 to advance Agenda 2030
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 invest

Why govt should focus on women’s employment
Oct 23, 2017

Why govt should focus on women’s employment

Half of India’s population is women, and according to a World Bank report, India could achieve double digit growth if women were participating more