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South Asian Studies

This guide offers a set of resources available to Brown users covering the region of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Burma, Bangladesh, Bhutan and parts of Central Asia).

General Resources

United Nations Development Programme: Gender in Development
endeavors to support gender equality and the advancement of women.

United Nations WomenWatch
is the United Nations' Internet Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women.

Women in Development Resources

World Bank GenderNet

Policy, Law and NGOs

NGOs in India: The Challenge of Women's Empowerment - A study (pdf downloadable) on the success of NGOs in the areas of women's empowerment


Indian Women Welfare Foundation - Contains a database of women's NGOs in India

Gender Issues

South Asia Global Reproductive Health Forum

GenderStats
is an very useful database of gender statistics developed by World Bank.

Global List of Women's Organizations
provides a thorough listing of international womens organizations.

Journal of South Asia Women

Manushi on Indian Women
Selected articles from a journal that "aims to bridge the gap between academic/scholarly writing and popular literature...analyzes economic, political and social issues.

Self Employed Women's Association
A union organizing women workers in India, and sponsor of many cooperative enterprises and social security organizations.