Hearts and Minds: Women of India Speak

Authors/editor(s): Divya Gupta, Swapna Bist-Joshi, Anubha Singh

UN Women’s report, “Hearts and Minds: Women of India Speak” acknowledges the “lived experiences” of women and girls in India at the grassroots level and ensures that the voices of those who remain socially, economically and geographically marginalized are meaningfully reflected in the emerging post-2015 development discourse and agenda. The analysis contained in this report is based on in-depth interviews with women and focus-group discussions with almost 200 elected women representatives. The report addresses issues that resonate with women all over the globe, such as women's empowerment, poverty, employment, health and education.  The key findings from this report can be used to influence the global agenda setting, ensuring that the post-2015 framework does not make the same mistakes that the MDGs did.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; India

Subject area(s): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Resource type: Case studies

Publication year: 2014

Number of pages: 126

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)