Unpacking the Role of Women’s Collectives in Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in South Asia
GENSA Member Name & Country ALPAXEE KASHYAP (INDIA) TITLE: Unpacking the Role of Women’s Collectives in Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in South Asia
AUTHOR: Subhalakshmi Nandi, Alpaxee Kashyap
PUBLISHED IN: South Asian Journal of Law, Policy, and Social Research. Volume I. Issue I (2020)
ABSTRACT: This study by International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) included a literature review of IPV programs in women’s collectives in South Asia, analysis of IPV interventions in government SHG programs in India, and interviews with key stakeholders and female members of SHG programs and collectives in India. The results show that women’s collectives that incorporate feminist training are a safe space for women seeking help. They also show that intentionally addressing IPV is key to enhancing the outcomes of women’s economic participation.
COUNTRY/REGION COVERED: South Asia
Gender and Equity in Openness: Forgotten Spaces
GENSA Member Name & Country SONAL ZAVERI (INDIA) TITLE: Gender and Equity in Openness: Forgotten Spaces
AUTHOR: Sonal Zaveri
PUBLISHED IN: Making Open Development Inclusive: Lessons from IDRC Research. MIT Press, IDRC (2020)ABSTRACT: While gender has been recognized as an issue with reference to the internet, operationalizing it to ensure both men and women equally benefit, has been problematic. This is largely due to the fact that gender asymmetries and inherent social structures that fuel them have been ignored even when technological and operational concerns of access and participation have been addressed. The article argues that knowledge itself is not gender neutral because it is dependent on who, what and how it is created and used. A feminist viewpoint provides the framework for the discussion
COUNTRY/REGION COVERED: Global
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