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  • 13 Jul
    2018
    Jyotsna Jha was invited as the Chief Guest and delivered the keynote address at the inauguration of a one-day National Conference for research scholars in the social sciences at the Christ (Deemed to be University) Main Campus, Bangalore on 13 July 2018. The event began at 9.30 a.m. and was titled Scholar Express which included a panel discussion and presentations from research scholars from the social science streams. The keynote address was titled Social Science Research at Cross Roads.  It was part of the inaugural session.  Research scholars from sociology, social work, and psychology ...
  • 11 Jul
    2018
    Anusha Iyer attended and presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development - SWSD 2018, held in Dublin, Ireland from 4-7 July 2018. The conference was jointly organized by the International Federation of Social Workers, the International Schools of Social Work and the International Council on Social Welfare. The theme for the biennial conference in 2018 was Environmental and community sustainability and Human solutions in evolving societies. The conference covered a range of themes such as identity, refugee crisis, mental health, community development, ed...
  • 02 Jul
    2018
    CBPS has completed a study titled Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India on the impact of Mahila Samakhya (MS) in Bihar and Karnataka. A short documentary showcasing the MS programme’s objectives and processes, the impact of the programme as seen through our study, the policy advocacy efforts that we made, as well as the experience of the research team has been documented through this short film. The documentary highlights the contributions of the MS programme to the empowerment of women, and advocates the need for the continuation of progr...
  • 27 Jun
    2018
    Dr. Jyotsna Jha (Director, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, and Gulmakai Champion, Malala Fund) spoke and participated at the Consultative Meet of South Asia Regional Forum on Safe and Secure Education on 25 June 2018 held in India International Centre, New Delhi. She spoke at the session titled 'Hearing the voices of regional networks/ bodies/ INGOs working for children, especially girls from marginalised/ oppressed groups' which was chaired by Mr. Amitabh Behar, CEO, Oxfam India. It was organised by South Asia Regional Forum on Safe and Secure Education. The other panelists at the se...
  • 25 Jun
    2018
    Niveditha Menon participated and presented in the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) held in New Paltz, NY (USA) from 19 - 21 June 2018. The conference theme for 2018 was focused on Feminist Debates on Migration, Inequalities, and Resistance. Niveditha participated in a Special Lunch Round Table titled Expanding Feminist Analysis in Research: How can the Narrative on Women's Empowerment be more Inclusive? on June 19, 2018. The other panel members were  Kate Grantham (McGill University), Thalia Kidder (Oxfam GB), and Gita Sen (DAWN) and it was moderated by Sonia Las...
  • 21 Jun
    2018
    Dr. Arathi Sriprakash (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge) reviews the book titled ‘Childhoods in India: Traditions, Trends and Transformations’ which includes chapters written by Dr. Jyotsna Jha and Dr. Maithreyi R. The book review is published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) and is titled 'The Political Future of Childhood Studies' in Vol. 53, Issue No. 21, 26 May, 2018. The link for it is here. The book has been edited by T. S. Saraswathi, Shailaja Menon and Ankur Madan and has been published by Routledge – Taylor & Francis. Jyotsna Jha’s chapter is ...
  • 13 Jun
    2018
    Jyotsna Jha's working paper titled 'Researchers as Policy Activists: An Experience - Based Framework for Responsive Policy Engagement' has been published and made available online under the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) Research Series. It has been published as a one of the working papers under the GrOW Working Paper Series (GWP-2018-14 - Research Report). It has been produced with support from McGill University and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). To view the paper please visit here. It has also been posted on the Working Papers page on the GrOW...
  • 05 Jun
    2018
    CBPS organised a Focused Group Discussion (FGD) with Teachers for Pre-School Adaptive Behaviour on 30 May 2018 in the office. It was facilitated by Dr. Maithreyi R, Ketaki Prabha and Madhuwanti Mitro. The discussion was conducted with the support of pre-school teachers (government and private), anganwadi workers and teacher trainers. The workshop/discussion was organised to understand behaviours and skills deemed developmentally appropriate and necessary for preschool children to be able to transition to primary school. Further, the aim was to identify behaviours that are also culturally relev...
  • 10 May
    2018
    Every year in May, we organise Poornima Vyasulu Memorial Lecture in memory of one of our founding members, Dr. Poornima Vyasulu. We concluded a series of five lectures on the topic of Gender and Development last year. This year we are starting a new series on Health as a Right. Dr. Shreelata Rao Seshadri, Professor, Azim Premji University, Bangalore will be the first to speak in this series. She will be speaking on the topic of: Universal Health Coverage – the opportunity and the challenge Mr. Ajay Seth, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Health and Family Welfare Department, G...
  • 19 Apr
    2018
    Malala Fund announces Dr. Jyotsna Jha, Director, Centre for Budget and Policy Stuides (CBPS), Bangalore as a Gulmakai Network Champion. The Gulmakai Network is Malala Fund’s initiative to support local education activists who work in countries where girls face the greatest barriers to education. This is an acknowledgement of Jyotsna's long years of work in the areas of education and gender. The link to the article on the Malala Fund website is titled Welcoming a new cohort of Gulmakai Champions and can be viewed here. The official press release from Malala Fund can be viewed her...