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A case study of slum development in Jaipur, India: Is neglecting women an option?

Malvika Singh Parmar

Tuesday October 12, 2010 -Fisher Hall(138), at 6.00-7.00pm

This talk focuses on the role of women in community development in slums in the developing nations. Fieldwork was conducted in the slums of Jaipur, India during the summer of 2009 and analyzes in particular the urban development program in the city, The Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Program?. We will examine the different ways in which the women in slums could contribute to better planning and execution of slum redevelopment plans. It is proposed that a greater involvement of women is needed at the planning stage and to make women become active participants rather than passive recipients of aid.