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  • 16 Sep
    2016
    CBPS held its third GrOW (Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women) Advisory Committee Meeting on 15 September 2016. It was held in The Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore. The project is on Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India. It was attended by some of the advisory committee members namely Dr. Shobha Raghuram (Development Studies and Philosophy; Social Justice and Public Policy) and Dr. Gita Sen (Director, Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of Health, Public Health Foundation of India). The research team from CBPS for...
  • 03 Sep
    2016
    Niveditha Menon has written a tribute to Sandhya Rao. We have posted in on our blog page. To read the blog, please visit here.
  • 29 Aug
    2016
    We at CBPS today, bid a sad farewell to one of the most distinguished feminists of Karnataka namely Sandhya Rao, who passed away on August 27, 2016. She was with CBPS as a society member from the time of its inception in 1998 to 2011. We are deeply honoured that she served as a society member and had a close association with CBPS.  She also chaired the session with Srilatha Batliwala in our Annual Endowment Lecture on Gender and Development in 2014. In 1994 she started Hengasara Hakkina Sangha (HHS).  Sandhya Rao resigned from HHS in 2004.  Since then she had been working in the area of ...
  • 08 Aug
    2016
    CBPS will be organizing a panel discussion on ‘Examining the Process and Impact of Mahila Samakhya on Women Empowerment’ at the Eleventh International Conference on Public Policy and Management, hosted by the Centre for Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (http://www.iimb.ernet.in/xi-aicppm-home) on 9 August 2016.  The team will present preliminary findings from their study on the impact of Mahila Samakhya (MS) in Karnataka and Bihar, using a mixed-methods approach. Three papers will be presented during the panel discussion: The first paper is being pres...
  • 01 Aug
    2016
    Niveditha Menon will be speaking on 5 August 2016 on We Must Risk Delight : What the stories of Mahila Samakhya tell us at Fields of View, Bangalore.  She will talk about how the power of storytelling is infused in the research of Mahila Samakhya, and how ordinary observations are made extraordinary with the mere act of self-reflection. In essence, she will be telling the story of Mahila Samakhya through the stories of its women – a story of struggle, survival and stubborn hope.
  • 21 Jul
    2016
    Maithreyi has co-authored a paper along with researchers from  Pennsylvania State University, Georgia State University, and Indiana University Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC), USA, and Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. The paper titled “Ironies of democracy: Purposes of education and the construction of citizens in Sweden, India and the United States” looks at the national curricular frameworks of the three countries (Sweden, India and USA) and examines the tensions that emerge as countries attempt to instill national concerns of citizenship through education, in a context o...
  • 22 Jun
    2016
    Neha has written a blog on Fitting into my own shoes: Reflections from the Field and it can be viewed here.    
  • 22 Jun
    2016
    Padmaja has written a blog on Reflections on Field-Work and it can be viewed here.    
  • 18 May
    2016
    Niveditha Menon will be speaking at The Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore on Stories of Empowerment: The Mahila Samakhya Experience on 20 May 2016 at 6 p.m. Started in 1986, the Mahila Samakhya (MS) programme mobilises vulnerable women at the grassroots level, using a collective action approach to help women become empowered agents of society. It started with the premise that if women are given the space to articulate   their experiences, they will be able to recognise, address, and break the vicious cycle of isolation, violence and marginalisation. Today, it is considered to be one of the wo...
  • 30 Mar
    2016
    Niveditha has written a blog on Do women in India require empowerment? and it can be viewed here.