ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Gender Mainstreaming of Indian Corporate Governance Laws

An ‘Add Women and Stir’ Approach?

The gender mainstreaming of Indian corporate governance laws is analysed in relation to recent legislative reforms concerning corporate social responsibility mandates, the one woman director requirement, gender wage equality and maternity benefits.

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Gender mainstreaming is a suitable framework to examine the potential, and actual contribution, of corporate governance laws with regard to gender equality. The most widely accepted definition of this framework has been devised by the Council of Europe Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (1998):

Gender mainstreaming is the (re)organisation, improvement, development and evaluation of policy processes, so that a gender equality perspective is incorporated in all policies at all levels at all stages, by the actors normally involved in policy making.

Theory of Gender Mainstreaming

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Updated On : 18th Jan, 2018
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