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WomenPowerConnect, Delhi publication CONNECT
CONNECT (2013)
  • Professor Vibhuti Patel

It is important to understand the context in which gender budgeting has acquired great attention in the Union Budget 2013-14. India’s record for achieving the Millennium Development Goals has been extremely poor as compared to several African, Latin American and Asian Counties. In international for a “Shining India” India has been named and shamed continuously for not being able to reduce maternal mortality rate and child mortality rate, wide spread anaemia and malnutrition among women and children, starvation deaths in certain pockets, sky rocketing prices of essential goods for the poor, namely food, water and cooking fuel.

  • Gender budget,
  • Lotika Sarkar,
  • child marriage,
  • women's reservation
Publication Date
Spring March 1, 2013
Publisher Statement
In addition to our advocacy and programmatic work we have been working tirelessly to engage funding organizations and develop fruitful partnerships and we have been successful in securing support for our advocacy work. I am pleased that new amendments have been proposed in the marriage, dowry and sex selection legislations, but am disappointed that the Women’s Reservation Bill has still not been approved by parliament. WPC will continue to advocate for the development and implementation of gender friendly legislation and I am confident that with support from our members, we will be able to achieve improvement in the status of women’s rights throughout India. The sincere efforts made by WPC would not be effective without the involvement and contribution from all the members and donors, who have brought our efforts this far. We need your support and guidance in taking the WPC agenda forward. Dr. Ranjana Kumari Chairperson, WPC
Citation Information
Professor Vibhuti Patel. "WomenPowerConnect, Delhi publication CONNECT" CONNECT Vol. 2 Iss. 2 (2013)
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