Upcoming GW Event on Kerala, India

The CIGA Seminar Series and the Global Gender Forum present

Kudumbashrees in Kerala, India: Women-Oriented Community Development

by Dr. S. Gregory

Map of India, Wikimedia Commons

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.

This event is sponsored by George Washington University’s Global Gender Program and the Culture in Global Affairs Program

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