Combating COVID-19 and Gender Divide
The State of Gender Equality – #GenderGaps with Dr Indu Prakash Singh on Combating COVID-19 and Gender Divide by Prof Sanghamitra Sheel Acharya
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 IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk –
The State of Gender Equality:
#GenderGaps with Dr Indu Prakash Singh
Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Prof Sanghamitra Sheel Acharya, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
Sanghmitra S Acharya is a Professor in the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was Chairperson of the Centre during 2018-2020, and Director, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi, during 2015-18. She started her teaching career in 1990 when she joined the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai as Assistant Professor. She has been a Visiting Fellow at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China (2012); Ball State University, USA (2008-09); University of the Philippines Population Institute, Manila, The Philippines (2005); East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii (2003); and University of Botswana (1995-96). She was also awarded Asian Scholarship Foundation fellowship in 2005 to research on health and sexuality among the Filipino youth. She published a book and two papers comparing the young people in The Philippines and India based on this research.
She has travelled widely to countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Germany, The Netherlands, The UK, The USA, Canada and Finland in academic pursuit. She has chaired sessions, given keynote addresses and attended national and international conferences. She has published extensively in peer reviewed journals on the issues of health and social exclusion with focus on youth in development; gender in urban spaces; and North East India. Her current research is on social discrimination and exclusion in access to resources among sanitation workers. This is a multicity study conducted in Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Gangtok, Nagpur and Surat. She has three books and about thirty articles to her credit. Her recent works include co-edited books titled ‘Marginalization in Globalizing Delhi- Issues of Land, Labour and Health’, 2017; and Health, Safety and Well-Being of Workers in the Informal Sector in India- Lessons for Emerging Economies, 2019, both published by Springer. She has also been invited for discussion on radio and television. Her recent publications in popular media on COVID-19 range from Hindustan Times, Outlook to Gender Forum to Youth ki Awaaz, Counter View and Counter Currents where she has expressed her anguish on the issues of migrant workers, sanitation workers, women, students, elderly and other vulnerable populations. Her views have been quoted in India Today, Al Jazeera, Russian newspaper Izvestia and BBC Hindi.
She teaches courses on research methodology; health services and the community; population issues and family planning programme in India; social science issues in community health; and social sciences towards an integrated approach; Urbanisation and Public Health; and Population, health and Development.
Dr Indu Prakash Singh, Facilitator, CityMakers Mission International
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