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Close Encounters of Another Kind: Women and Development Economics brings together Devaki Jain's essays which engage with public policy, development economics and women. In the 1970s and 1980s, as a fallout of the First World Conference of Women, held in Mexico in 1975, then the Women's Decade (1975–85), followed by the Second World Conference in 1985 in Nairobi, governments energized their bureaucracies to address women's inclusion in development programmes. Thereby began the work of gendering development, and as a result of challenging the existing ideas, projects related to the design of development policies and programmes. However, most of these efforts were couched in the knowledge and experience of the global North since the efforts were largely led by the Northern intellectual community. In this volume ...

Walking Together: The Journey of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Women's Movement
Walking together: The journey of the non-aligned movement and the women's movement
Shubha Chacko

The Non-Aligned Movement had largely been forgotten by the women's movements both in the South and in the North. It had faded away by the end of the 20th century, if not earlier, with the passing of the great leaders of the South, such as Nehru, Nasser, Sukarno and Tito. But non-alignment was actually a parallel journey for these oppressed nations, parallel to the journey of women to liberate themselves from oppression. Women found the framework of NAM and its ideas suitable for their own quest. Since many women from the NAM countries had themselves been ...

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