Gendering Infrastructure in Northeast India

Dolly Kikon

Heinrich Boll Foundation | Published : 2019


Why do we need a gender perspective on infrastructure in Northeast India? Policy documents, vision statements, and livelihood programmes, including various agencies and key actors underline the significance of building or improving infrastructure in the region to transform lives of people. This is a genuine case for thousands of inhabitants across villages and towns who are unable to access basic health, education and economic needs. In this context, the basic concept of understanding infrastructure is often centred on connectivity or networks and matters that create the conditions for the movement of people and goods. In this essay, I offer how ongoing developments and aspirations on the g..

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