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Video | Working with Young Men & Boys in India

In order to further engage with people on the topic of building a gender-equitable society, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies (RNP) has released this new video. The video showcases why it is important to include boys and men in gender work and features interviews with various individuals from around the world who are working towards this goal. […]

Mar 2, 2022 | Others

Report: Build the Field. Build the Movement. Engaging Young Men & Boys in India.

While the good work for the betterment of women and girls in India has to continue, the work in gender equity shall remain incomplete unless young men and boys are brought within the ambit of interventions. We need to onboard men, not only for causes of women such as achieving goals of women empowerment and […]

Nov 2, 2021 | Report

E9 | Schools Cement Boy Stereotypes

This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani in conversation with Dr. Deepa Narayan on her podcast, What’s A Man? Masculinity in India. They are joined by Akshat Singhal co-founder of Gender Lab, an organisation that runs gender awareness programs for boys, and three boys who participated in this program. * Over my years in […]

May 26, 2021 | Podcast

Curiosity Over Certainty: A Learning Approach to Grantmaking

In this piece, Natasha Joshi, Associate Director at Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies, writes about a learning approach to grantmaking emerging from our work with Young Men & Boys In the work of creating a gender-equitable society, men play an essential role – this is labour that women should not and cannot shoulder alone. But in virtually […]

Mar 30, 2021 | Article

Working with Young Men and Boys – A Landscape

This landscape study provides a high level view of the efforts being undertaken to include boys and men in gender based work. It includes a snapshot of Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies own work in this space. In order to realize a gender equal society, it might not be enough to empower or work only with women. […]

Mar 2, 2021 | Report

‘महिलाओं के साथ पुरुषों में भी आत्मविश्वास जगाना होगा हमें’

हाल ही मैकिंजी ग्लोबल इंस्टीट्यूट की एक रिपोर्ट आई थी, जिसके मुताबिक महिलाओं को कोविड-19 से जुड़ी आर्थिक और सामाजिक समस्याओं का सामना सबसे ज्यादा करना पड़ा है। उसकी वजह यही है कि वे लैंगिक भेदभाव का शिकार सबसे ज्यादा होती हैं लेकिन लैंगिक भेदभाव ने कोविड से जन्म नहीं लिया है। यह परिस्थिति इसलिए […]

Oct 18, 2020 | Article

The Missing Half – How to Bring Men to the Gender Conversation?

This is an edited version of a panel discussion titled ‘The Missing Half – How to Bring Men to the Gender Conversation?’ Devyani Srinivasan, an independent researcher assisting Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies, participated along with Ravi Verma, Director of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) Asia; Sujata Khandekar, Executive Director of CORO India; Gary […]

May 15, 2020 | Panel

महिलाओं के साथ पुरुषों को भी सशक्त करना होगा

समाज… क्या हम रचनात्मक रूप से युवा पुरुषों के सशक्तीकरण की चुनौती का भी सामना कर सकते हैं? मशहूर टीवी सीरियल की तरह हम लड़कियों को यह उम्मीद देने की कोशिश कर रहे हैं कि ‘मैं कुछ भी कर सकती हूं।’ इसके परिणाम भी सकारात्मक आ रहे हैं। आज ज्यादातर लड़कियां स्कूल जाती हैं। उन्हें […]

Mar 30, 2019 | Article

Masculinity and India’s Young Men | Rohini Nilekani’s Address at OTV’s Prerana 2019

This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s talk on Masculinity and India’s Young Men at OTV’s Prerana 2019. With 230 million men below the age of 18 in India, Rohini talks about how we need to start doing the work of questioning our understanding of masculinity and providing safe spaces for boys and men […]

Mar 2, 2019 | Keynote

Gender Equity: Working with Young Men and Boys | We The Women, Bangalore

This is an edited version of Rohini Nilekani’s conversation with Raghu Karnad at We the Women in Bangalore. She talks about why we must engage men as stakeholders and co-beneficiaries in gender equity.   Over the past 20 years of my philanthropic work, we’ve seen a fair amount of advancement with regards to women’s empowerment. […]

Oct 7, 2018 | Keynote