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Gender Equality: The Power of Cultural Habits beyond Income

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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A webinar of the Social & Environmental Thematic Group, co-sponsored by the Economics TG and the Gender TG

Featured Speaker: Deepa Narayan, former Senior Advisor, Office of the Vice-President of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network of the World Bank.

Chair & Moderator: Anis Dani, Co-chair, Social & Environmental Thematic Group

Panel Discussants:
Elena Bardasi, Senior Economist and Gender Coordinator, Independent Evaluation Group
Nadereh Chamlou, Chair, Gender Thematic Group
Gita Gopal, former Lead Evaluation Officer, IEG

Deepa will introduce the key messages and highlights from her latest book Chup: Breaking the Silence About India’s Women, which is based on 600 interviews with educated city women and some men in India. Following the presentation, Deepa will join a multicultural panel discussing the cultural habits and underlying gender attitudes highlighted in the book. The panel will reflect on the similarities and differences between the persistent challenges faced by women across cultures despite the gains in economic empowerment.

About the Speaker:
Deepa Narayan is a former Senior Advisor in the office of the vice president of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network where she led the 15-country study entitled Moving Out of Poverty: Understanding Freedom, Democracy and Growth from the Bottom Up, examining how people create wealth to escape poverty. Deepa has authored many books on participation, empowerment and poverty. Her best-known work is the three-volume series Voices of the Poor, based on the multi-country Consultations with the Poor project undertaken for the World Development Report (WDR) 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty. More recently she has been researching perspectives of women and men on gender in India.


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May 20
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


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The 1818 Society – Social & Environment TG
The 1818 Society – Gender & Development TG
Economics Thematic Group