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Women's Link

Women’s Link (a quarterly journal) focuses on gender issues from a broad spectrum. Its basic intention is to create awareness and disseminate information about the present situation of women especially the women folk of our target group, i.e., the dalits, tribals, minorities and their perceptions. Meaningful participation of women in all walks of life would become possible only if they have access to information. To facilitate this, it is imperative to bridge the information gap that exists at present and this journal has been an attempt to fulfill this need.
This journal works to raise consciousness about the importance of, and viable strategies related to the process of women’s empowerment and to provide an interactive platform for academicians, grassroots activists, students and other civil society agents to know about the struggles to build solidarity and to exchange experiences, activities and interventions. It also provides space for Institute’s vision on gender issues. It reaches diverse segments of society with valuable insights on specific women's issues and has widespread acceptability from its readers and contributors.
Women’s Link carries thematic articles on women’s life from all dimensions i.e. rights, violence, religious laws and ideological set-up, education, health, participation in economic, political and social life, impact of science and technology and the implications of privatization, globalization and liberalization. The compendium of articles attempts to broad base and delineate the framework of analysis in the hope of evolving a perspective to understand the position of women in today’s society. The grassroots experiences are highlighted for a better understanding of the issues.


Editorial Team
Dr. Ranjit Tigga - Editor

Dr. Archana Sinha - Associate Editor

Email: wlink@isidelhi.org.in

Editorial Board
Dr. Denzil Fernandes, Executive Director, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi
Ms. Lakshmi Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor, New Delhi
Dr. Malinee Priya, Assistant Professor,  Delhi
Dr. Sharda Kumari, Educationist & Sr. Lecturer,  DIET, New Delhi
Dr. Smita M. Patil, Assistant Professor,  IGNOU, New Delhi
Mrs. Soma K Parthsarthy, Gender and Development Consultant,  New Delhi
Prof. Sushma Jairath, NCERT, New Delhi

Guidelines for Authors

Women’s Link is published on the 15th of January, April, July and October.
Each issue is devoted to a chosen theme, significant, and announced in advance. Papers/ Articles are invited on these announced themes.
The Journal also carries non-thematic papers, reports of events like workshops, seminars etc., reflections, book-reviews, organizational profiles, data and legal corner.
Writings have to be based on experience, studies and reflections.
Papers should range between 4000-5000 words. One can also write shorter write ups, or case studies containing the analysis.
Each contribution should be accompanied by an abstract/summary of around 150 words and a short biographical note/s on the author/s.
Manuscripts should be sent in electronic format (word document) and addressed to the Editor at wlink@isidelhi.org.in; women.isidelhi@gmail.com
Photographs, sketches, diagrams and databased studies will be very useful.

Notes in the text should be numbered and expanded at the end of the text in the form of

  1. Endnotes: Use of any reference in the endnotes should be in a consistent style similar to that of the text (for example: Acharya, P. K., 2007) and should be expanded separately in the “Reference” section with all relevant information according to the Reference format.
  2. All figures and tables should appear at the relevant places in the text and not at the end of the article. All figures and tables should be referred to by their numbers in the text (for instance, ‘See Table 1’, ‘See Figure 3’). The titles of the tables and figures should be brief and to the point. Tables and Figures should mention the source which should be placed at the bottom of respective tables and figures.
  3. References should be embedded in the text in a consistent style, for instance, (Acharya, P.K., 2007). The full details of this Reference should then be provided in the Reference list in alphabetical order starting with the author(s)' surname(s) in the following format:
  4. Book titles: Karlekar, M. (1995). “Gender Dimensions in Labour Migration: An Overview”, Sage Publications, New Delhi.
  5. Chapters within books: Reddy, M.A. (1992). “Women Construction Workers in Hyderabad” in Chetana Kalbagh (ed.), Women Employment and Workforce, Discovering Publishing House, New Delhi
  6. Articles: Pandey, D. (1998). “Migrant Labour, Employment and Gender Dimensions”, Indian Journal of Social Work, Vol.59(3): 743-765
  7.  Reports: United Nations Development Programme (2005). Human Development Report, Oxford University Press, New York
  8.  Ph. D thesis: Singh, Rakesh K. (2000). Resource Appraisal and Planning for Economic Development of Bihar (Ph. D thesis), TM Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur
  9.  Newspaper report: Kumar, Meenakshi (2009). “Behind a Successful Women” in The Times of India, 25 October
  10.  Internet resources: Kumar, N (2006) (ed.). “Working Conditions of Female Domestic Workers in Delhi”, www.deshkalindia.com/unorganised-labour.htm# (accessed 24.03.2007)
    Please use British spellings throughout; universal 's' in '-ise', '-isation' words.

Forthcoming Themes

(APRIL - JUNE 2016)
►Women in unorganized sector
►Trends in changing work and Participation of Women
►Labour Market Segmentation and Inclusive Growth
►Labour Policy and Labour Laws/Recruitment Rules
►Migrant Women Labour and Social Inclusion
►Private Sector and opportunities/Environment for Women's Work Participation
►Supporting Services for Working Women
►Self Employment Women Workers
►Rural Employment/MNREGA and Women
►State, Civil Society, Women and Inclusive Growth

(Last date of submission of articles/papers: March 25, 2016)

(or Caste and Gender in Refernce to Dalit Women)

►Dalit Women Narratives: An Expression of Women Liberation
►Mainstream Feminism and issues of Dalit Women
►Women empowerment in Dalit Perspective
►Roles of Dalit Leaders in the Empowerment of Women
►Atrocities Against Dalit Women and the Role of NCW and Allied Institutions
►Representation of Caste and Gender in Media
►Occupational Mobility of Dalit Women
►Education and Dalit Women

(Last date of submission of articles/papers: June15, 2016)
Kindly take note that the sub-themes mentioned above are just suggestive and submissions could also be made on similar other themes relating to the main themes. Again, ‘women’ could also be seen/ studies from the point of view of women from specific communities/ groups, such as Dalits, minorities, indigenous people/tribals, etc.





Article Name

Author Name




01 Role of Women Entrepreneurship in Inclusive Growth

Amit Singh Khokhar
Bharat Singh

22 2

June 2016


women, Ecology, and Development

Archana Sinha



January-March 2015


Work Life Balance of Middle Class Women in Globalising Economy

Ekta Jain



October-Dec. 2014


Women's Political Representation in the 16th Lok Sabha: Continuity, Contestation or Change?

David Lal, Abhiruchi Ojha, Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal



July-September 2014


The Gender of Violence: Understanding the Metaphysics of Power and Identity

Meenu Anand



April-June 2014


Blocks to Girls' Education in India

Shalinee Priya



January-March 2014


Ethnography of the Marginalised Self: Reading of Dalit Women's Autobiographies

Putul Sathe



October-Dec. 2013


Perspectives on Women and Communal Politics in South Asia

Namrata R Ganneri



July-September 2013


Women's Studies: An Institutional Experience

Rekha Pande



April-June 2013


The Delhi Rape and the Social Challenge

Dr. Walter Fernandes



January-March 2013


Women Workers in Unorganized Sector

Vandana Dave



July-September 2012

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