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The Empire Strikes Back

At the Asian Social Forum, as at the World Social Forum and other gatherings, the need for strong sovereign states, the need to rebuild the state, to address politics would appear to be central. Also, the difficult negotiations within the diverse groups and locales to find 'political' consensus - to deal first with the big rogue state, the father of all rogue states, and then their own rogue states. Only then can the enormous street confrontations, the valiant successes of people's movements on the ground, push back this new hegemony, the Bush power.

National Population Policy 2000: Re-examining Critical Issues

With many states now having evolved and announced state population policies, there is a need to examine their links with the central policy and also to take a closer look at the experience of implementing the policy. While there has been some change in the content of the policy the blinkered vision on population and people's needs continues to be evident.

Valuing Work Time as a Measure

Devaki Jain There are many inadequacies in the composition of indices especially the gender development index and the gender empowerment measure presented in the Human Development Report, 1995. This paper addresses the issue of valuation of work, a crucial element in the presentation of evaluative indices. On the basis of a field study of the time use of individuals in rural households, it raises^he question whether time itself may not be a more appropriate measure for evaluating work, especially in the context of assetless women workers.

Development Theory and Practice-Insights Emerging from Women s Experience

Development Theory and Practice Insights Emerging from Women's Experience Devaki Jain AS those engaged in research on, and action with, women collate, their information and experience, they find that theories and strategies of development so far on the anvil are inconsistent with their findings. These findings relate to the characteristics of the economy and its operation as they observe it, the management of change, the possibility as well as the constraints, apart from the priorities that women lay out as the substance of development, namely, the satisfac' tion of the basic needs of food, health and education; of equity within the society. From their findings, they are able to construct specific plans, underlined with theory, and policy; with institutions and method which would not only bring the kind of economy and hopefully polity that would safeguard women's interest, but the interest of all

WOMEN- Changing Status of Women in East Europe-Report on a Conference

the state Government had done nothing to implement its assurances. After, meeting Koshak Bakula and P Namgyh who called on her in Delhi in the first week of February, the Prime Minister has deputed an official observer' group to look into the complaints of the Ladakhi people against the Jammu and Kashmir Government and particularly "those relating to police lathi charge on peaceful demonstrators".

Women, Food and Technology-A Comment

Women, Food and Technology A Comment Devaki Jain BRITA BRANDTZAEG in her" article, "Women, Food and Technology" November 24, 1979) refers to a survey conducted by the Institute of Social Studies in Kaira ("Milk Maids of Kaira, Gujarat" by Nalini Singh, De- vaki JaIn and Nalini Chand) Brandtzaeg referring to the study, makes the following comments; (1) The project has not recognised the tremendous hardship imposed on the triple occupation women workers of landless dairying households, whose long day is distributed between dairying, agricultural labour and domestic chores.

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