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Who are we?

Centre for Gender And Politics (CGAP) is a think tank based in India that

contributes to a high-quality scholarship on the intersection of gender, politics and

South Asia, and will become a platform for researchers, policymakers and the public

to engage in a positive discourse on furthering gender diversity in politics with

contextual nuances of South Asia as a focus.

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We Believe

Gender Inclusion & Diversity in Politics = Gender Equal Society

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Our Work

We focus on producing research to build platforms for awareness, knowledge sharing, capacity building and policy design

Our Projects and Initiatives

Women For Politics

Gender Observation of Elections

Pilot Study : Understanding Women’s Political Participation through Self-Help Groups’ Membership

Role of Women in Nepal's Peace Building and Democracy

CGAP Roundtables

Status on Gender Equality in Political Spaces in India


Through our flagship initiative, Women for Politics, we are committed to replacing narratives that define women as victims, with recognition and celebration of women's achievements as political and community leaders.


  • Beyond Victims series highlights the achievements of women political leaders and change-makers from across South Asia. 


  • The Worth Asking interview series brings to light the perspectives on politics as a career choice for women and also the role of men’s allyship in Indian politics.


  • In 2020, the Women, Power and Politics project brought interviews with progressive South Asian women political leaders exploring various aspects of women’s political participation and representation

Latest in Studies and Reports

Friendships, Networks and Solidarity: Women’s Political Participation through Self-Help Group Memberships (Pilot Study)

Our peer-reviewed study attempts to gauge how women’s organising and mobilisation through SHGs is translating into political agency at the local level.

Gendered Observation of Elections in South Asia

Nepal's Local Elections May 2022

This report presents an analysis of the local elections held by Nepal with gender lens

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