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Braided River: The Universe of Indian Women in Science

September 6, 2022 - 11:45
Braided River: The Universe of Indian Women in Science

Amrita women empowerment and gender equality researchers have authored a book “The braided river: the universe of Indian women in science” working with UNESCO that was recently released by the UNESCO New Delhi office. Authored by Christopher Coley, Christie Gressel, Abhijit Dhillon, Dr. Bhavani Rao, of our Center for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality with others, this publication examines these barriers and challenges for women in science in the Indian context and provides actionable recommendations to promote and retain women in science education and careers. Read

Although, India has achieved significant progress in supporting science education for girls at the school level, easing Indian women’s entry to higher-level science studies, and assisting them in their scientific careers throughout the last few decades, Indian women continue to encounter numerous visible and invisible barriers and challenges in their personal lives and professional pathways.

The publication was made as a reference tool for relevant stakeholders to mainstream gender inclusion in the Indian science, Technology and Innovation (STI) ecosystem.

Listen to our UNESCO chair professor in Women Empowerment and Gender Equality, Prof. Bhavani Rao in this UNESCO video at UNESCO New Delhi during the launch of the book entitled A Braided River: The Universe of Indian Women in Science’ on Monday, 7 March 2022, on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March 2022).

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