Testimonials

Cheryl  Francisconi
Program Director
LDM, Institute of International Education (IIE), USA

Gender  
 

Gender comprises a range of differences between men and women, extending from the biological to the social. At the biological level, men and women are typically distinguished by the presence of a Y-chromosome in male cells, and its absence in female cells. At the social level, however, there is debate regarding the extent to which the various biological differences necessitate differences in social gender roles and gender identity, which has been defined as "an individual's self-conception as being male or female, as distinguished from actual biological sex". Historically, feminism has posited that many gender roles are primarily socially constructed, offering explanations in terms of unequal economic and other power relations, rather than in biology. Although "gender" is popularly used interchangeably with "sex" (properly denoting male or female biology), or more recently with "sexual orientation" and "identity" (especially LGBT sexuality), historically, within the social sciences, including political economy, it refers to specifically social differences. People whose gender identity feels incongruent with their biological sex may refer to themselves "inter-gender".

Multilateral Organizations
ILO
UNICEF
UNIDO

International NGOs
Action Aid
AED
CARE
CASA
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
CEDPA/C3
Family Health International (FHI)
Helpage India
Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT)
Institute of International Education (IIE), USA
Micronutrient Initiatives India (MII)
OXFAM
Packard Foundation
Sulabh Intrenational
WaterAid (UK)

Corporate Agencies
Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Ltd.

Professional Institutions
Xavier Institute of Social Science (XISS), Ranchi

Consulting Firms
Catalyst Development Services
Give 2 Asia
Pricewaterhouse Cooper Pvt. Ltd. (PwC)

Government Organisations
Department of Planning, GoUP
Department of Secondary Education, GoUP
State Institute of Health and Family Welfare (SIHFW), UP
UP State Aids Control Society (UPSACS)
Water and Sanitation Support Organisation (WSSO)

Civil Society Organisations
BEADS, Lucknow
Catholic Diocese of Lucknow
Don Bosco Aashalayam, Lucknow
DORD, Patna
DSWS, Lucknow
Fatima Hospital, Lucknow
Impact Partners in Social Development
PRADAN
IRAC, Patna