Research Projects

The CWDS Faculty undertakes research on diverse themes. These reflect engagement with continuing themes as well as newer areas within the broad framework of our objectives. Our research frameworks combine qualitative and quantitative methods with analysis of micro studies, macro-data sets, and oral narratives, to critically reflect on the trends as well as policy issues emerging from these.

The broad research areas currently include:

  • Globalisation, women and work
  • Democracy, politics and governance
  • The Rights of the child
  • Early Child Marriage
  • Sex Ratios
  • Law and systems of justice
  • Statistics and gender indicators
  • Migration and Citizenship
  • Labour, Law and Migration
  • Women and Violence
  • Disability
  • Gender and Conflict
  • Gender and Education
  • Histories of the women’s movement
  • Women’s Studies and Feminism
  • Gender and Disability
  • Women and Health

Ongoing Projects

  • The Political Economy of Sex Selection: Exploring Family-Development Linkages
  • Edited Volume Project: Women in the Worlds of Labour – Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Perspectives
  • Early and Child Marriage—A Desk Review
  • Study on MGNREGA, Asset Creation and Rural Development: An Evaluation of Category B Assets in Selected States
  • Gender Dimensions of the Urban Labour Market: Investigating the Terms of Women’s Inclusion and Exclusion
  • Work in Freedom: Evidence from Odisha: CWDS-LSHTM Collaborative Project
  • Labour Law and the Migrant Worker
  • Evaluation of the Project on Domestic Workers
  • CWDS-NHRC Study Interrogating Violence against Women from the Other Side: An Exploratory Study into the World of Perpetrators’ Rationale
  • Gender and Governance in Conflict Zones: A South Asian Perspective
  • Documenting Dalit Women’s Experiences
  • In Search of Justice: A Socio-legal Analysis of the Protection of Women against Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • National Level Monitor work for the Ministry of Rural Development