Association

Some organisations and foundations, networks and initiatives, NGOs and INGOs, Devaki Jain is or was linked to

Institutions

Institute for Social Studies Trust (ISST)

Trustee and Former Director

ISST attempts to bridge the gaps between research, action and policy debate, with a focus on issues concerning the poor, especially women. We believe that academic research can provide valuable inputs into grassroots activism and policy debate, but equally that activist experience and policy concerns need to influence the directions of research. (set up in 1964)

Singamma Sreenivasan Foundation (SSF)

Pursuing Social Justice for and with Women

Trustee

Social mobilization and capacity development towards strengthening women's participation in decentralized governance and women's economic empowerment through expanding their livelihood bases with required developmental activities (public charitable trust, founded in 1984,Bangalore, India).

Initiatives, Networks and NGOs

Indian Association of Women's Studies (IAWS)

Founded 1982

Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)

SEWA is a trade union registered in 1972. It is an organisation of poor, self-employed women workers. These are women who earn a living through their own labour or small businesses. Of the female labour force in India, more than 94 percent are in the unorganised sector.

International

International Network of Engineers and Scientists (INES)

Founding Member

INES is an independent non-profit-organisation interested in the impact of science and technology on society. Its efforts focus on disarmament and international peace, ethics in science, responsibilities of scientists and the responsible use of science and technology, justice and sustainable development. (founded 1991)

Development Alternatives with Women for a New ERA (DAWN)

Founding Member

DAWN is a network of women scholars and activists from the economic South who engage in feminist research and analysis of the global environment and are committed to working for economic justice, gender justice and democracy. DAWN's platform document, "Development, Crises and Alternative Visions: Third World Women's Perspectives" was a South feminist critique of three decades of development. (founded 1984)

Casablanca Dream

"Getting the fundamentals right - women, water and wealth"

Initiator

"Casablanca Dream" is an initiative of women from the South, activists and academics, seeking for solutions in order to empower women who carry the growing burden of world wide poverty. The relaunch meeting was in Morocco, 2007. "getting the fundamentals right - women, water and wealth"

Intergovernmental Organizations and Conferences

World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the UN Decade for Women

"Equality, Development and Peace"

Served on the National Preparatory Committee set up by the Government of India to prepare for the UN World Conferences

Nairobi, Kenya 1985

United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)

Cairo, Egypt - September 1994

Served on the National Preparatory Committee set up by the Government of India to prepare for the UN World Conferences

Fourth World Conference on Women

"Action for Equality, Development and Peace"

Served on the National Preparatory Committee set up by the Government of India to prepare for the UN World Conferences

Beijing, China - September 1995

South Centre

A South Intergovernmental Policy Thinktank

Former Member of the South Commission

The South Centre is an intergovernmental organization of developing countries (established 1995 with its headquarters in Geneva). The South Centre has grown out of the work and experience of the South Commission and its follow-up mechanism, and from recognition of the need for enhanced South-South co-operation. The South Commission (forerunner of the South Centre) was established in 1987 at the Non Aligned Summit Meeting in Harare 1986 with Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, former President of Tanzania, as its Chairman.