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February 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - February 27, 2021 @ 11:30 am




Free OR Paid for Rs 2,500 + GST

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The School of Policy and Governance is excited to announce our next Executive Education on Gender and Governance in COVID-19 and Post-Pandemic Environment.
Gender and Governance in COVID-19 and Post-Pandemic Environment, 26 Feb 2021, Location: Online.

Program Overview

COVID-19 has highlighted the gaps that exist in India from a gender perspective across a number of policy frameworks, including the following key areas:

  • Economic structures and women
  • Shadow Pandemic: Domestic violence and enforcement;
  • Underlying structural and systematic challenges with respect to the advancement of women and
  • Mental health.

It has showcased the lacunas in not just areas of health care and services but also fueled the gender gap resulting in decreasing the reach of affirmative action and work done before the pandemic.

The pandemic has also highlighted the many opportunities that have presented themselves because of these gaps. They include the positive responses of civil society outside of government or law or policy.

This program will explore the gaps and opportunities within the policy framework across these themes, and will look at how policy can translate into gender-responsive and inclusive governance processes and service delivery.


  1. To provide knowledge on the gaps and challenges that exist in India from the perspective of gender and considering the impact that COVID-19 has had from a gender perspective on various policy frameworks.
  2. To understand how policy can translate into gender responsive and inclusive governance processes and service delivery.
  3. To learn about the positive responses of civil society (outside of government) in the context of the impact of COVID-19 in India.


She Creates Change: ‘She Creates Change’ is a training programme that brings together women from across India, helping them build winning campaigns and movements. Through this programme, we want to see champions change the narrative on women and girl’s’ issues, such as women’s representation in the media/politics, women’s rights in the workplace, safety in public spaces, and recognition for single mothers, environmental issues from gender perspective, rural infrastructure and so on.

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Breadth Of Coverage


Receive an overview of gender governance from practitioners on the ground, understand relevant laws and policies, as well as identify gaps that need to be addressed.

Workshop oriented


Workshops and Case Studies will help you improve your understanding of gender governance with real examples and engagement in content.

Diverse Participation


Women and men, professionals, students as well as those passionate about gender policy and governance can take part in this program.


Spurthi Kolipaka

Spurthi Kolipaka

Spurthi Kolipaka is an engineer-turned-social worker. After graduating from TISS Mumbai, she spent a year volunteering and interning across rural India to understand governance at different levels. She is a full-time WASH consultant and works on the intersections of WASH and gender. She is also the lead campaign strategist at #WomComMatters, a citizen movement dedicated to civic awareness in holding the Government accountable towards women’s representation, participation and safety. She co-founded ‘Awaaz-e-Telangana’ fellowship to equip passionate citizens with tools and networks to influence policy and public narrative.

Dr Keerthi Bolineni

Dr Keerthi Bollineni

Dr Keerthi Bollineni, Change Maker and President Vasavya Mahila Mandali, a Gandhian non profit secular organisation www.vasavya.org She is FEMTalk speaker of UN Women. She is a Social Development Professional and survivor turned motivator for many victims of violence. Her life is dedicated for brining dignity and respect for women #NoSilenceForViolence



Almas is a Professional Speaker, Transformational Coach and Changemaker. Has trained and coached over 35000 people on Leadership, Communication and Mental Health. Author of an upcoming book on 11 Indian Women Changemakers . Changemaker who works on Gender Stereotyping and has a Podcast called Beyond Cliche to create awareness on this subject.She has done a lot of work in the mental health space including trauma survivors in prison and sex traffic victims.

Pranaj Manjari

Pranay Manjari

Pranay manjari leads CSR division of an architectural design consultancy company. She has been working in the space of elementary education for the last ten years. She had studied Construction Management and also M.A.in Education from Azim Premji University. She is a campaigner at She Creates Change on the rights of married daughters to take care of their parents. She is also a documentary film maker and an aspiring politician.

9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction to the Program

9:15 am

(All participants) Domestic Violence: A shadow pandemic in COVID-19

10:15 am

(Paid participants only) Impact of COVID on Women’s Mental health

11:30 am

End of Day 1

9:00 am

(All participants) Engendering Governance: Role of self and institutions in tackling violence

10:15 am

(Paid participants only) Women's representation and its importance to establishing gender equity and justice

11:30 am

End of Day 2 / Program


Date And Location


February 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - February 27, 2021 @ 11:30 am
Location: Online


Free OR Paid for Rs 2,500 + GST

Free to attend seminars


Rs 2,500 + GST

  • To participate in workshop / case study / 2nd session on each day
  • Receive a (verifiable) certificate from SPG
  • Alumni benefits from SPG

Workshop oriented


We recommend that participants have an undergraduate degree, but it is not mandatory. Professionals, public servants, and postgraduate students are invited to apply. The application acceptance will depend on the quality of your application. We recommend a high level of English proficiency. Applications will open on 6 Nov and will be accepted until the 25 February 2020.

As there are limited spots available, we encourage you to apply early.



At the end of the program, each participant who pays for the program will receive a certificate of participation provided they attend 75% of the program.


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