Role of the Second High-Level Committee on the Status of Women
Rita Sarin, Country Director of the Hunger Project in India and Member of the High-level Committee on the role of the second High-Level Committee on the Status of Women. Ms. Sarin said that the report of the second High-Level Committee would undertake a comprehensive study to understand the status of women as well as evolve appropriate policy interventions based on a contemporary assessment of women’s needs.
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Space and Presence: Women and the Media in India
A two-day consultation (4-5 February 2014) supported by UNDP brought together some of the most powerful women in India’s media, policymakers and activists, to provide inputs to the High Level Committee on the Status of Women. Constituted more than four decades after the last High Level Committee on the Status of Women, the Committee set up by the Government of India, examines the status of women in contemporary India and assesses the impact of policy and legislation on women’s equality. The ‘Women and Media’ consultation was part of a series of consultations held since 2013 supported by UNDP.