CBPS and the Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) – two organizations leading studies as part of Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) examined their research findings, along with policy makers, researchers, bureaucrats, and other stakeholders, with the aim to engage with a larger empowerment framework that can be specifically focused on the situation in India. Niveditha, Neha and Jyotsna presented at the workshop titled ‘Frameworks and Pathways to Women’s Empowerment: Policy Implications Emerging from GrOW Studies’ in New Delhi. It was held in New Delhi at the India Habitat Centre on 12 October 2017. Other GrOW researchers looking at India and South Asiaalso participated in order to identify key lessons from across the body of evidence being developed.
The objective of the workshop was to use the research as a basis for building a dialogue among stakeholders to frame and design pathways to empowerment, to develop concrete recommendations for action and policy for women’s economic empowerment. The workshop discussed policy findings for the research on the social organisation of care, the inter-generational impact and sustainability of women’s economic empowerment and collectivisation as a means of social change.