The CIGA Seminar Series and the Global Gender Forum present
Kudumbashrees in Kerala, India: Women-Oriented Community Development
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Anthropology, Kannur University, Kerala, Indian & Fulbright Scholar, University of Chicago
When: Mon, Apr 9 | 4:45pm – 6:00pm
Where: Room 212
1957 E St, NW
Elliott School of International Affairs
In the late 1990s, India’s Kerala state embarked on a democratic decentralization process. One of the major development initiatives established Kudumbashrees, women’s neighborhood groups, to take up micro initiatives that would lead to empowering poor women and improving their livelihoods. This talk will examine how the Kudumbashrees in Kerala have emerged as a bottom-up attempt to tilting contemporary gender inequalities.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.