Oral history interview with Devaki Jain, 2002


Jain, Devaki, 1933- (Interviewee)
Weiss, Thomas G. (Thomas George), 1946- (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Devaki Jain, 2002
Childhood and colonial education in India and higher education at the University of Mysore in India, Ruskin College, and Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Description of the effects of World War II in India and Jain's participation in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Teaching at Delhi University, affiliation with the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), work with the Indian Council for S ocial Science Research. Research of the Self-Employed Women's association (SEWA) and association with the Women's World Banking in India and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Work with Swedish International development Agency (SIDA), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Development Alternatives for Women in a New Era (DAWN), and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Argument for feminism as an intellectual discipline and the importance of shifting from equality to a micro-macro link of gender analysis
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United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP)
World War, 1939-1945--India; Antinuclear movement--India; Jains; Women in development--International cooperation; Feminism; Sex discrimination against women; Women's rights--International cooperation; Jain, Devaki, 1933-; United Nations Officials and employees; Institute of Social Studies Trust (New Delhi, India); Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; Non-Aligned Movement; Friends of Women's World Banking, India; United Nations History; Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (Project); Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
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Note (Biographical)
The Institute of Social Studies Trust; Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era; United Nations --UNIFEM, WHO, FAO, ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA
Interviewed by Thomas G. Weiss on March 12, 2002
Note (Provenance)
Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Gift, 2009
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Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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