By Smita Mishra Panda
The point of interest of the publication is on engendering governance associations in the direction of gender equality. This has received forex during the last few years, essentially because of the loss of success within the wanted objectives of improvement, in particular by way of achieving gender equality and women's empowerment.
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4 Sources: UNDP, HDR 2004; CSDS Data Unit; CENWOR website. Note: *BFA—Beijing Platform for Action. agenda include equality, peace, sustainable development, democratic governance, and accountable and efficient governance (Miranda 2005). This would require sustained advocacy and capacity building of several stakeholders within the state, civil society ENGENDERING GOVERNANCE INSTITUTIONS 33 and market structures. The instruments promoting gender equality such as the BPFA, CEDAW and the newly constituted MDGs could serve as the engendering frameworks for the governance institutions.
What emerges is an inter-sectionality of policies, which is an area of advocacy and research. Section III is focused on market, gender and governance. The chapter on engendering market mechanisms by Nirmala Banerjee discusses the gendered situation of Indian woman workers as sellers of their labour in changing market conditions. The author argues how neo-classical economics ignores the factors that are responsible for women’s shortcomings as workers. She recommends that for empowering women in the economy, there is a need to develop institutions that can curb the patriarchal tendencies of various authorities such as the state, private employers and the trade unions.
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