Updates & Events
IWWAGE 2nd Bimonthly Seminar

In(visibility), Care and Cultural Barriers: The Size and Shape of Women’s Work in India

Ashwini Deshpande, Professor of Economics, Ashoka University

3.30pm – 5.00pm | August 30, 2019

The talk will focus on the reasons underlying low labour force participation of women in India based on a recent study that explores the interlinked complexities of women’s choice, constraints posed by domestic work and care responsibilities, and the predominant understanding of cultural norms as factors explaining the low labour force participation as measured by involvement in paid work.

RSVP – Preeti Bawa | 011-4909 6529 | preeti.bawa@iwwage.org

Venue: Conference room, IWWAGE | M-6, 2nd Floor, Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110 016

IWWAGE-ISST Roundtable

IWWAGE and the Institute of Social Studies Trust co-organized a day-long round table discussion on “Women’s Employment Within an Entrepreneurship Model”.

The discussion was held on January 21, 2019 in New Delhi.

Roundtable: SHGs for Women’s Economic Empowerment

The Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE), through its Centre of Excellence on Women’s Empowerment Collectives, organized a breakfast roundtable on “SHG Federations for Women’s Economic Empowerment: Setting a New Agenda” on December 11, 2018 in New Delhi.

The discussions revolved around the following thematic areas :

  • The Role of SHGs in Women’s Economic Empowerment (Doing away with Financing Barriers)
  • Enterprise Promotion for SHGs: Current Gaps and Successful Models

Read the full SHG report here: http://ifmrlead.org/iwwage

Women, Work and Migration in India: Towards Collaborative and Strategic Advocacy
Women, Work and Migration in India: Towards Collaborative and Strategic Advocacy
22-24 August, 2019
Organized by:  SEWA-GAATW-MAKAAM
IWWAGE participated as a presenter at the two and half-day workshop in Hyderabad with organisations working with women migrant workers, academicians, researchers and the ILO. The discussions pertained to issues emerging from distress migration of women, the source-destination of migration and the current status of the economy  and its impact on women’s migration patterns.
Gender, Unpaid Work, and Care: Towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

IWWAGE participated as a presenter at the two-day workshop to commemorate International Women’s Day. The workshop saw participation from experts and practitioners working on gender and labor issues, including scholars from various academia, concerned ministries from the government, international organizations, and civil society.