Department of Women and Child Development
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Government of India
The dialogue which followed the Fourth World Conference on Women raised myriad concerns, many well-known, though a good number are new to activists, practitioners and scholars alike. Post-Beijing gender concerns are centre—stage of the development dialogue, essayed in the new language which is the signature of the State-market-civil society interface. In the past half-century Indian women have moved from being the recipients of welfare to the targets of basic needs programmes, to actors in the development process. The shift from the welfare approach to empowerment of women is a recognition of ...