The GrOW team had submitted two papers to an international conference organised by the Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC) in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) titled “Gender, Work and Society: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects for Women’s Economic Empowerment” that took place in Lahore, Pakistan. Owing to issues related to visa regulations, the team was unable to go to the conference.
Therefore, both the presentations were made via Skype. Niveditha Menon presented the paper titled, ‘The methodology of Mahila Samakhya: Understanding the Sangha as a space for empowerment’, at 2 p.m. on 22 April, 2017 on behalf of the GrOW team. The next day, 23 April, 2017, Shreekanth Mahendiran presented the paper titled, ‘Impact of Women’s Action Groups over Three decades: Quasi-Experimental Approach to estimate the Economic Empowerment of Women in Three Districts in Bihar’ on behalf of the GrOW team.