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The State of Gender Equality – #GenderGaps | Panel Discussion on Destroy Dowry: Annihilation of Greed and Toxic Patriarchy in India


#IMPRI Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invites you to an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk series:

The State of Gender Equality – #GenderGaps

A Panel Discussion on

Destroy Dowry:
Annihilation of Greed and Toxic Patriarchy in India

दहेज प्रथा का विनाश:
भारत में लालच और विषाक्त पितृसत्ता का अंत

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:

Date: May 4, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom & Facebook Live
Language: Bilingual – English and Hindi


Vibhuti Patel

Prof Vibhuti Patel
Visiting Professor, IMPRI;
Former Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai


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Asha Kulkarni
General Secretary,
Anti Dowry Movement, Mumbai

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Kamal Thakar
Sahiyar Stree Sangathan

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Adv Celin Thomas
Celin Thomas and Associates, Bengaluru

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Shalini Mathur
Honorary Secretary,
Suraksha Dahej Maang Virodhi Sanstha Tatha Parivar Paraamarsh Kendra, Lucknow;
Secretary, Nav Kalyani foundation, Gender Resource and Training Centre

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Dr Bharti Sharma
Honorary Secretary,
Shakti Shalini, New Delhi

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  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.

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