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International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  • Blog Post Date 25 November, 2020
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25 November is observed by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This year, there is a particular focus on the alarming increase in domestic violence on account of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns. Watch this space and our social media pages over the next ‘16 days of activism against gender-based violence’, as we highlight key research findings on this issue based on related I4I content, via videos and infographics.

This campaign is being run in collaboration with the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC), and this page will also present information from ongoing IGC research and an upcoming webinar.

#GenerationEquality #16days #OrangeTheWorld

I4I Reading List

Covid-19: ‘Shadow pandemic’ and violence against womenSaravana Ravindran (National University of Singapore), Manisha Shah (UCLA Luskin)
[Read in Hindi] [Video]

How women’s age at marriage impacts domestic violence - Gaurav Dhamija (CEFEE), Puranjit Roychowdhury (University of Nottingham)
[Read in Hindi] [Hindi video] [Infographic] [Hindi infographic]

Does a fear of violence affect female labour supply in India? - Zahra Siddique (University of Bristol)
[Read in Hindi][Infographic][Hindi infographic]

Women's economic empowerment and domestic violence - Aparna Mathur (White House Council of Economic Advisers)
[Read in Hindi] [Video][Hindi video]

Access to toilets and public safety of women - Kanika Mahajan (Ashoka University), Sheetal Sekhri (University of Virginia)

[Read in Hindi] [Video]

Covid-19 lockdown and criminal activity: Evidence from Bihar - Rubén Poblete-Cazenave (University College London)
[Read in Hindi] [Video] [Infographic] [Hindi infographic]

Death penalty for gender-based violence: A band-aid solution for a broken system – Shreeradha Mishra (Indian School of Public Policy)

Sparking the #MeToo revolution in India: Delhi's 'Nirbhaya' case - Akshay Bhatnagar (University of Texas at Austin), Aparna Mathur (White House Council of Economic Advisers), Abdul Munasib (University of Georgia), Devesh Roy (International Food and Policy Research Institute)

Perceived risk of street harassment and college choice of women in DelhiGirija Borker (World Bank)

Rape - shame of a nation - Chandan Kumar Jha (Le Moyne College), Sudipta Sarangi (Virginia Polytechnique)

Covid-19: Lockdown and domestic abuseNalini Gulati (Ideas for India)
[Read in Hindi] [Infographic] [Hindi infographic]

Keeping women safeRohini Pande (Yale University)

Violence against married women in India: Can the data tell us anything?Sreeparna Ghosh (Azim Premji University)

IGC India Webinar

Video and blog post available here.

IGC Research

The Short-Term Effects of the Covid-19 Lockdown on Rural Communities and SHGs - Ashwini Deshpande (Ashoka University), Joshua Merfeld (New York University), Vijayendra Rao (World Bank), Kritika Saxena (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Lore Vandewalle (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)
[Video]

Gender-based violence and empowerment indicators in Bihar: Scope for evidence-based research and policy - Keerty Nakray (Jindal Global Law School)
[Video]

Assessing the Long-Term Effects of Participation in a Gender Transformative Programme in Adolescence: A Follow-Up Study of Young Men in Bihar - Santhya KG (Population Council), Francis Zavier (Population Council)
[Video]

Safety in Numbers? Free Public Transportation for Women and Women’s SafetyGirija Borker (World Bank), Gabriel Kreindler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Dev Patel (Harvard University)

Gender-Based Violence and Police Reform: Evaluating a Gender-based Violence and Sensitization Training Program - Maria Sviatschi (Princeton University), Nishith Prakash (University of Connecticut), Sofia Amaral (University of Munich), Girija Borker (World Bank), Nathan Fiala (University of Connecticut), Ranjit Mishra (Bihar Police)

Knowledge is Power: A Scoping Study on Women’s Safety - Debayan Pakrashi (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur), Chitwan Lalji (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur), Sarani Saha (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur)

IGC Blog

The growing concern around violence against women in India – Where do we stand? - Kumar Das, Bijeta Mohanty (IGC India)

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