The Course has the following objectives:

  1. To Map and analyze perspectives, issues, and discourses on development from gender perspective.
  2. To understand feminism both in global and local contexts and the feminist standpoint in the present development discourse.
  3. To bestow a critical overview about the way that the category gender is placed in development at the levels of policy making.




Session 1:- Ice-Breaking + Introduction + Orientation to the training

1.1 : Introductions

1.2 : About the Program – Context, Goal , Objectives and Outcome

1.3 : Expectations Sharing

1.4 : How to Resolve Queries/ Online Discipline

Session 2:- An Introduction to Gender and Development– Gender sensitization

2.1: Various discourses on Gender and unequal gender relations in fields

2.2: Understanding the culture and society in gender construction- case studies.

2.3: Do culture and society promote gender equality- various discourses about gender and its characteristics and nature?

2.4: How social and cultural institutions confirms the logics of gender  stereotypes.


Session 3:- Gender and Feminism: The Conceptual Understanding and its Interaction

3.1: Feminism: Preconditions of Origin, Arguments and Movement in the modern period.

3.2: Theories of Gender and Development -Judith Butler- Gender Performativity. , Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman- Doing Gender and Gender Display,

3.3: Luce Irigaray- On Gender Project: The Historical Injustice of Women in Western Culture.

Session 4:-The Role of Feminist Theories and Movements for Gender Justice

4.1: Evaluating the arguments and demands of feminist theories.

4.2: Reviewing its success.

4.3: Gender movements for respect, recognition, and rights.

4.4: Contributions of feminist theories and their academic activism.

4.5: Analyzing the usefulness and relevance of feminist theories and movements.


Session 5– Understanding theory of Gender Development

5.1: Social learning theory.

5.2: Cognitive Development theory.

5.3: Gender Schema theory

Session 6- Gender Issues in Development: Debates and Controversies on Gender in contemporary India

6.1: Effects of modern development model on gender, social, economic, political -Can the modern development alter the present gender status quo.

6.2: Gender exploitation in modern development- exploitation of women in development sector, gender disparity in remuneration, labor-market imbalances.

6.3: Gender representation- map representation of women in policy-making, administration, social activism- condition of women working in institutions and agencies- government and private sector.


Session 7- Forms of Gender Based Violence and Injustice

7.1: Sexual Violence against women.

7.2: Enforcing Moral Codes (Case of Honour Killings and other Rituals, Systems, Practices).

7.3: Cultural Practices: Gender in Caste and Religion.

7.4: Gender-based Violence (GBV)- case studies from developing countries- both public   and domestic- marriage, religion, working sector.


Session 8- Gender Budgeting: Conceptual framework

8.1: Gender Responsive Budgeting Initiatives.

8.2: Gender Responsive Budgeting Tools.


Session 9- Why Implement Gender Budgeting: Pursuit of Gender concerns with various Ministries

9.1: Gender Budgeting in government of India

9.2: Budgeting for Gender Equity: Strategic Framework of Activities

9.3:  Initiatives from outside of Government Ministries


Session 10– Gender Audit: Policy and Practice

10.1: Definition and purpose of the Gender Audit

10.2: How does a gender audit work?

1.3:  Gender audit dimensions: An internal audit, An external audit

Faculty Contact

  1. Dr. Nupur Tiwary