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Centre for Gender And Politics

CGAP (pronounced as see-gæp)

A nonprofit think-tank promoting gender equality in politics by the way of awareness, research, advocacy and capacity building activities

Apart from utilising new media like blog articles, interviews and podcasts to engage citizens of South Asia, CGAP also undertakes studies contributing to research, evidence and policy advocacy in the broad areas of gender and politics.

Vision

Enabling  research, dialogues and capacity for Gender Diversity and Inclusion in South Asian politics

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Mission

Build gender equal politics in South Asia

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Values

Equality of Humans

Equity

Transparency

Diversity and Inclusion

Collaboration

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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

Our Story

From a volunteer-led initiative to a think-tank

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Values

Equality of Humans

Equity

Transparency

Diversity and Inclusion

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Meet The Team

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Akhil Neelam

Director

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Sugandha

Director

Technical Advisory Unit (TAU)

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Sakshi Hallan

Member, TAU

Sakshi Hallan is a Consultant at the World Bank, based in Washington, DC where she supports policy research, data analysis and operations work. She is currently involved in projects based in India, Sri Lanka and Ghana across agriculture, social inclusion and social protection sectors. She holds a Master's degree in International and Development Economics from Yale University and Bachelor's degree in Economics from Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University. She has previously worked in the policy space in India as a Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament (LAMP) Fellow with PRS Legislative Research. She is passionate about public policy, politics, gender and international development.

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Devanik Saha

Member, TAU

Devanik Saha is an PhD candidate and Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. His research focuses on men, masculinities and their roles in reproductive health. In 2020, he led a study on investigating the perspectives of ASHA workers on combating COVID 19 in the Bundelkhand region, funded by Azim Premji University. He has worked with different organisations such as UNICEF India, BBC Media Action, Tetra Tech International, Teach For India, World Bank, etc. He can be contacted. at d.saha1@ids.ac.uk

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Poonam Kakoti Borah

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Poonam Kakoti Borah is Assistant Professor at Department of Women's Studies, Gauhati University. She completed her M. Phil and Ph.D from Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her areas of interest include Political Theory, Feminist Theory, Gender and Education and Gender and Governance. Before joining Gauhati University, she taught at Indraprastha College for Women, Miranda House and St. Stephen’s College in University of Delhi. 
She has also published articles in journals and edited books by reputed publishers like Oxford University Press and Routledge. She is currently also a member of the North East Regional Committee under the Indian Association of Women's Studies.