Research Projects

CWDS faculty is engaged with research on diverse themes. Faculty research areas reflect engagement with contemporary themes as well as newer areas of concern within the broad framework of CWDS objectives. Research by CWDS faculty combines qualitative and quantitative methods including micro-studies, macro-data sets, oral narratives and ethnography. The broad research areas of faculty currently include:

  • Globalisation, Women and Work
  • Democracy, Politics and Governance
  • 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
  • Gender and Conflict
  • Gender and Education
  • Women and Health
  • Histories of women’s movements
  • Women’s Studies and Feminism
  • Gender and Disability

Research Projects

  • Healthcare Providers and the Covid-19 crisis: Mapping Specific Experiences and Ground Realities in India, Supported by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – South Asia.
  • Maternity Care Provision, Medical Dominance and Healthcare Market in India, With support from the ICSSR
  • Historical Overview on Early and Child Marriage –    Initially commissioned by UNFPA
  • Engendering Change: Exploring the interlinkages between Marriage, Disability, Sexuality and Knowledge Building in India from a Women’s Studies perspective (with support from the Ford Foundation)
  1. Analysing Early and Child Marriage in India: The Interlocking Markets of Education, Marriage and Work
  2. Intersectional Analysis on Disability and Sexuality
  3. Knowledge Gateway on Women’s Studies in South Asia and Creating a Digital Archive of Grey Literature on Women’s Studies
  4. Building Capacities of Women’s Studies Centres in Regional Contexts
  • Laws of Social Reproduction, Collaboration with Kings College, London
  • Socio-economic Status of Suicide Affected Families of Farmer’s and Agricultural Workers in Punjab: An Enquiry into the Impact on Women and Children
  • Multi-dimensional Gender Equality and Freedom from Violence: Innovating Research and Catalyzing Partnerships – supported by Ford Foundation
  • Mentoring Programme on Rights and Evidence based Knowledge Creation in Sexual and reproductive Health Sponsored by the Journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (South Asia Hub)
  • National Crèche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers and Impact on Women in the labour market in India
  • The Gender of Democracy: A South Asian Comparison  (Funded by ICSSR-IMPRESS)
  • Schedule Caste Girls and Access to Higher Education: Exploring their Experiences in the Natural Sciences – (Funded by ICSSR-IMPRESS)
  • Mothers’ Negotiating for Daughters’ (Higher) Education: Studying the Intersection of Caste, Class and Gender in the Balmiki Community’ (supported by CWDS-ICSSR)
  • Researching into Aspects of SC/ST/Equal Opportunity Cells     (supported by CWDS-ICSSR)
  • From Memory to History (Funded by CWDS)

Short Projects 

  • School Management Committees: Making of Educational Policy in Delhi
  • An Analysis of the Online Experience of Graduate Students in their Respective Classrooms: A comparative Study of Kashmir and Mumbai
  • Minor Forest Produce & Livelihood in Bankura: A Gender Analysis
  • Women Negotiating Space & Work: A Study on Quasi-Live-In Domestic Workers in Lutyens Delhi
  • Women’s Collectives in Agriculture – A Review across Select Countries in South Asia
  • Education is the Recipe for all Ailments
  • North East Migrant Women in Service Sectors: Evidence from Manipuri women in Delhi and NCR regions
  • Study on the Impact of COVID 19 on Maternal Health in small towns of Manipur
  • Gender Resource Centre Closure and Effects on Women: An Exploratory Study in Delhi
  • Compilation of Chand Volumes