School of Development Studies

Projects & Initiatives

Early Child Marriage Initiative: A Monitoring and Evaluation Project

The Advanced Centre for Women's Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), entered into a partnership in October 2014 with American Jewish World Service (AJWS) who support the project, to undertake this research on monitoring and evaluation of their Early/ Child Marriage (ECM) Initiative in India. The research is conducted in a participatory mode with grassroots organisations supported by AJWS as part of their ECM Initiative in India. Our research brings in a feminist perspective and methodology needed to address a complex phenomenon such as early and child marriage. The intention is not just monitoring and evaluation of efforts related ...

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An Exploratory study of discriminations based on non-normative genders and sexualities

This research study involves generating an understanding of discrimination in the areas of health, education, shelter and housing, public infrastructure and utilities, and political formations, and involves the work of researchers across the country. Discrimination here is understood not just as incidents or moments of certain kinds of conduct or behavior, but also as the contexts and structural conditions that enable or institutionalize such conduct, or the terms of inclusion into various systems that keep out various persons and are experienced as discrimination. At this point, we are attempting to interpret what we have been hearing in our fieldwork over ...

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