Addressing the #GenderGaps in a Post-Pandemic World: Policy Shifts and Priorities
The State of Gender Equality – #GenderGaps on Addressing the #GenderGaps in a Post-Pandemic World: Policy Shifts and Priorities by Ms Urvashi Prasad
Greetings from the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi!
On behalf of the Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC) at IMPRI, GenDev Centre for Research and Innovation and Delhi Post News, we invite you to a IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk –
The State of Gender Equality
Ms Urvashi Prasad, Office of Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog
Urvashi Prasad has extensive experience in health, nutrition, sanitation, gender and public policy. Over the last four years, Urvashi has been working as a Public Policy Specialist in the Office of the Vice Chairman at NITI Aayog which is the premier policy think tank of the Indian Government. She is currently part of the core team supporting the work of Government of India’s Empowered Group 1 for managing the Covid-19 Pandemic in the country. Urvashi is a member of the task force for overseeing the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in India and co-authored India’s first Voluntary National Review presented at the United Nation’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017.
Thus far, Urvashi has over 100 publications in leading national and international newspapers, journals and digital platforms to her credit. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and an alumnus of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. Urvashi completed her Bachelors from University of Birmingham, UK, followed by an MPhil from University of Cambridge and an MSc from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Dr Manorama Bakshi, Senior Advisor, TATA Trusts
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About the Talk – Addressing the #GenderGaps in a Post-Pandemic World: Policy Shifts and Priorities
India has implemented several laws, policies and programmes to promote gender equity in various spheres of life. While several indicators pertaining to women’s agency, literacy, health and economic status have undoubtedly improved over the years, several challenges persist. Deeply entrenched patriarchal mindsets, inequitable development as well as the sheer diversity of beliefs, customs and practices has made it difficult for India to truly achieve gender parity in all walks of life at the pace that would be desirable. Slow progress on gender equality, of course, greatly hampers the progress of society as a whole.
This talk will explore some of the governance mechanisms that can be adopted by India to strengthen the implementation of existing gender-related legislation and policies as well as highlight additional measures which if introduced could help us accelerate our progress towards becoming a truly gender equal country.