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Changing the Terms of the Discourse

Book Description

Changing the Terms of the Discourse: Gender, Equality and the Indian State recognizes the need to archive women's voices, roles and contributions in a largely male dominated national history. The volume not only documents but also analyses the evolution of ideas and strategies and the concrete measures that were taken to shape policies and programmes for women's equality in India.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Contents
  4. About the Editors
  5. Preface and Acknowledgements
  6. Introduction to the Series by Vina Mazumdar
  7. Introducing Changing the Terms of the Discourse by Kumud Sharma
  8. Part A A Period of Reassessment and the Emergence of a National Perspective
    1. Excerpts from Towards Equality
    2. Abstracts from Resume of the Recommendations of the Committee on the Status of Women in India and the Empowered Committee’s Views Thereon
    3. Extracts from Blue Print of Action Points and National Plan of Action for Women
    4. Extracts from the Report of the National Conference on Women and Development, May 19–21, 1979
    5. Indian Women in the Eighties:The Development Imperatives
    6. Extracts from India: A Status Paper
    7. Sixth Five Year Plan (1980–85)
    8. National Perspective Plan for Women, 1988–2000
    9. National Debate on Draft Perspective Plan for Women, 1988
    10. A Perspective from the Women’s Movement
    11. National Policy for the Empowerment of Women, 2001
    12. Report of the Sub-group on Social Empowerment of the Working Group on Empowerment of Women
    13. Excerpts from Gender and Governance: A Country Paper
    14. Development of Women through the Five Year Plans
    15. Mid-term Appraisal of the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002–2007)
  9. Part B National Machinery for Women’s Development in India
    1. Women’s Welfare and Development Bureau
    2. Demand for a National Commission for Women: An Open Letter to the Prime Minister
    3. Discussion on National Commission for Women Bill
    4. Critique and Amendments Proposed on National Commission for Women Bill at National Convention of Voluntary Women’s Organizations
    5. Proposed Amendments on National Commission for Women Bill at National Convention of Voluntary Women’s Organizations
    6. Why the National Commission for Women?
    7. A Note to the Chairperson, NCW
    8. Memorandum from the National Women’s Organizations to the National Commission for Women
    9. Excerpts from the Memorandum from National Women’s Organizations to the National Commission on Women
    10. A Note to the Chairperson and Members of the NCW
  10. Part C Women’s Work and Livelihood
    1. Extracts from Critical Issues on the Status of Women Employment, Health, Education
    2. Extracts from the Report of the Working Group on Employment of Women
    3. Extracts from the Report of the Working Group on Personnel Policies for Bringing Greater Involvement of Women in Science and Technology
    4. Extracts from Sixth Five Year Plan (Planning Commission of India, Government of India)
    5. Proceedings and Summary Report of the National Level Meeting on the Country Review and Analysis on Role and Participation of Women in Agriculture and Rural Development, 22–23 September, 1980
    6. Charter of Demands by Women’s Organizations on Women’s Employment
    7. Extracts from Shram Shakti: Report of the National Commission on Self Employed Women and Women in the Informal Sector
    8. Right to Work: Approach, Constitutional Amendment, Legislation on Work Guarantee, Financial and Other Considerations
    9. Proceedings of the Consultation with Women’s Group on Operationalizing Right to Work
    10. Extracts from ‘Right to Work’: Consultation with Women’s Groups, New Delhi
    11. Extracts from Towards Beijing
    12. Extracts from National Commission on Labour (1967)
    13. Excerpts from the Report of the National Commission on Labour
    14. Extracts from Women Speak
    15. Agriculture Policy
    16. Extracts from Serving Farmers and Saving Farming
  11. Part D Political Reservation
    1. Excerpts from Towards Equality: Report of the Committee on the Status of Women in India
    2. Note of Dissent
    3. Extracts from Towards Beijing
    4. The Representation to the Chairperson and Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee for 79th Constitutional Amendment
    5. Unite in Support of One-third Reservation for Women
    6. Enhancing Women’s Representation in Legislatures: An Alternative to the Government Bill for Women’s Reservation
  12. Part E Women’s Movement and the State: Negotiating Gender Justice and Women’s Rights
    1. An Open Letter to the Chief Justice of India
    2. Discussion on New Rape Bill in Delhi
    3. The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 1996 Promulgated by the President in the Forty-seventh Year of the Republic of India
    4. Scheme — Compensation to and Rehabilitation of Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault
    5. The Dowry (Prohibition) Act, 1961:The Struggle for an Amendment
    6. Memorandum on the Right to Maintenance of Divorced Muslim Women
    7. Declaration of the National Convention of Women on Beijing
    8. Vishaka and Others v. State of Rajasthan and Others
    9. Writ Petition by Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT) and Others
    10. Memorandum to the Honourable Prime Minister of India from Women and Health Organizations on Gender Justice vs. Population Control
    11. Withdraw the Ban on People with More than Two Children from Contesting for Panchayat Elections
    12. Population Fact Sheet
    13. Petition to the National Human Rights Commission
  13. Part F Women’s Studies
    1. Programme of Women’s Studies
    2. Seminar on Perspectives and Organization of Women Studies Units in Indian Universities
    3. Guidelines for the Development of Women’s Studies Programmes in Indian Universities and Colleges, 1986
    4. UGC Scheme on Development of Women’s Studies in Indian Universities, 2002
    5. Extracts from the XI National Conference of Women’s Studies
    6. Guidelines for the Development of Women’s Studies, 2007
    7. Review of UGC Women’s Studies Departments/Centres
  14. Part G International Dimension
    1. Recommendations of the UN World Conference of International Women’s Year
    2. The World Plan of Action for the Decade for Women
    3. Recommendations of the World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace
    4. Extracts from the Non-aligned Movement and the International Women’s Decade
    5. Extracts from the Report of the Conference of Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries on the Role of Women in Development
    6. Extracts from Foreword Looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women
    7. The Copenhagen Alternative Declaration
    8. Fourth World Conference on Women
    9. Platform for Action: Five Years
    10. Extracts from Platform for Action
    11. An Overview of Ten Years After Beijing
    12. Recommendations Submitted to the Government of India from the National Consultation on Implementation and Monitoring of the Concluding Comments of the CEDAW on the Initial Report of India
    13. Extracts from Agenda Papers for National Workshop on CEDAW
  15. Notes
  16. Copyright