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A conversation on gender equality – for everyone’s benefit?

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Brookings India Research Director Shamika Ravi on the Women's Reservation Bill

Actress Nandita Das at the Difficult Dialogues 2018
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Actress Nandita Das at the Difficult Dialogues 2018

Aijaz Ilmi at the Difficult Dialogues 2018
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Aijaz Ilmi at the Difficult Dialogues 2018

Professor Shohini Ghosh talks at the Difficult Debate 2018
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Brookings India Director of Research Shamika Ravi on a panel on Women in Politics

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Discussion on Gender in Street Situations

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Panel on Transforming Gender Norms

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Transgender activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi speaks at a panel on Trafficking and Vulnerability

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Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha, at the Difficult Dialogues 2018 inauguration

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Difficult Dialogues 2018 Inauguration

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Panel on Women in Politics

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Panel on #MeToo and the Missing Conversation

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Brookings India was a knowledge partner at Difficult Dialogues 2018, an annual conference that was held from February 9 to 11 at the International Centre Goa (ICG) and this year, focused on gender equality.

Brookings India Director of Research, Shamika Ravi was part of a panel discussion on women in politics. (Download her working paper: Why so few women in politics – evidence from India)

The conference featured leading experts, policy makers and renowned personalities including filmmakers Prakash Jha and Ketan Mehta; actors Nandita Das and Deepa Sahi; LGBT rights activists Laxmi Narayan Tripathi and Ashok Row Kavi, women’s rights activists Flavia Agnes, Zakia Soman, Vrinda Grover, Urvashi Butalia and Ritu Menon were part of the event.

Discussions revolved around the topics of portrayal of gender in cinema; trafficking and vulnerability; transforming gender norms; gender inequalities among Muslim women; masculinity at the workplace; women in education; gender, masculinities and violence; women and the law; and fatherhood and families.

Speakers also included Maharashtra’s first woman IPS officer Meeran Chaddha Borwankar and Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury and politician Jaya Jaitly.

 

 

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