What happens to the gender dynamics in a community when women become socially and economically empowered? Neha Kagal conducted research among Dalit communities in India which found pathways to gender equality are far from straight forward. The feminist trade-union of women wastepickers in India, has 8,000 members all of whom belong to the ‘lower’ Dalit caste. Established in the early …
About the Author
Neha is a violence against women researcher and development practitioner with significant experience working with vulnerable men and women in the Global South. She has recently completed her PhD in Gender and Development atSOAS University of London where her research draws on key themes of women’s empowerment, domestic violence and masculinity.