All publications on "Gender & Socio-Economic Policies"

All publications on "Macroeconomics & Gender"

These are three oral histories from a little –known transgender community in South India called the Jogappas. The multiple changes in the world around them have impacted the Jogappas in various ways. Each Jogappa provides her account of the unique experiences that have shaped their lives and identities.

The problems faced by transgender persons in India receive little public attention. Aneka, based in Bangalore, works with Jogappas, a little-known South Indian transgender community, and has conducted a study in their lives and social conditions.

Do Indian women who control assets, especially land, have a greater control over their lives? Do they experience less gender-based violence? A new study, based on field data from rural areas in Karnataka, Telengana and Meghalaya that have diverse land-ownership systems, explores the connection.

The "Aadhaar" biometry-based unique identity scheme holds considerable potential to empower women. A new book undertaken by a research team around Govind Kelkar takes - for the first time - a look at the gender dimension of the Aadhaar scheme.

Clinical Trial industry in India has seen phenomenal growth in recent years without strong regulatory framework and very little knowledge of factors relating to human participation in these trails. SAMA’s research documents participant perceptions and experiences, highlighting the need of accountability, transparency and ethics in the clinical conduct of trials.

"Social security for women in India, despite the existence of multiple Government sponsored schemes, is not tackled efficiently. These schemes still fail to reach the most marginalised women in society

The European Union (EU) and the Government of India are currently negotiating a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that aims to liberalise 'substantially all trade' between the two trading blocks. This study assesses the possible impact of an FTA between India and the EU on the Human Right to Food in India.

New Report from Heinrich Boll Foundation in collaboration with Focus on the Global South and Intercultural Resources. Based on field work in the southern Indian state of Kerala, this paper explores the dynamics within traditional small scale fisheries in the context of the controversial negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and India.

In search of economic alternatives: Voices from India" is a new publication from WIDE and Hbf. It is an edited collection of short essays by Indian authors on economic structures, relations and principles that are needed to serve the goals of sustainable economic and human development, poverty eradication, social justice, and empowerment of the most vulnerable segments of society: women, Taken together, the 12 essays form an agenda of alternative thinking, linking gender with other social, livelihood, and democratic concerns.

In a context where it has become increasingly clear that trade policy is not ‘gender-neutral’, the following four research papers take a detailed look the nature and extent of the linkages. The ‘Trade and Gender’ series of publications analyzes and debates the possible gender impact of the currently negotiated EU-India Free Trade agreement on agriculture, services and health.

In the context of the multidimensional crises and the restructuring of economic and political power relations, a fresh look at trade policies between the EU and India and at the nexus of social justice, gender, development and trade is necessary. Christa Wichterich and Kalyani Menon-Sen explore social and gender justice dimensions of the EU-India Free Trade Agreement negotiations

Based on the premise that “there will be no climate justice without gender justice,”7 and vice versa, this introductory paper takes a preliminary look at the linkages between climate change, gender justice and the International Financial Institutions (IFIs)

This is a synthesis of a conference held in Geneva in November 2008. It was called “The Global Food Challenge – Finding New Approaches to Trade and Investment that Support the Right to Food

A Multilateral Framework for Sustainable Markets in Agriculture The report is a result of the Ecofair Trade Dialogue, a 2 year extensive consultation that took place across all continents. It explores new directions, Political perspectives and policy instruments for trade rules beyond the free trade paradigm, placing the challenges posed to Agriculture and rural communities at the centre of attention.

This paper attempts to place the EU-India FTA negotiations in their historical and topical context, and questions the coherence between the development aid agenda on the one hand, and the trade and investment agenda on the other. Does it still hold true what the European Commission stated in 1996 aiming at enhancing the EU-India partnership:

The Future We Want – the motto chosen by the UN in the run-up to the June 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) – is certainly forward-looking. Rio+20 is supposed to define routes towards a safer, fairer, greener, and cleaner world. But the blueprints for a green economy are devoid of gender perspectives. Christa Wichterich’s essay takes a closer look on the relations between feminism and ecology.

HBF India has published in collaboration with Ranja Sengupta of Third World Network (TWN) 5 briefing papers in simple language on trade liberalization and their gender impacts in India. These papers available here demystify & deal with the four functional areas of current global trade paradigm – namely Agriculture, Services, IPR and Investment.

Node is lost

New Report from Heinrich Boll Foundation in collaboration with Focus on the Global South and Intercultural Resources. Based on field work in the southern Indian state of Kerala, this paper explores the dynamics within traditional small scale fisheries in the context of the controversial negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and India.