Two half-day workshops were organized by National Social Watch on Basic Capabilities Index and Gender Equity Index and National Minorities Commission on 31st April and 1st May 2012 respectively.
International Social Watch (ISW) has been preparing the BCI and GEI for last few years. National Social Watch India has been collaborating with ISW in preparing BCI and GEI at international/ sub-national level. Based on the same methodology, National Social Watch India is preparing the BCI and GEI at sub-national level. As these indices are being prepared for the first time at the sub-national level, there are certain issues and challenges with respect to methodologies, data and preliminary results. To discuss upon these issues, National Social Watch India organized a half day workshop on BCI & GEI on 31st April 2012 .
Recently, National Social Watch India has prepared a perspective paper on National Minorities Commission as an instrument of addressing Muslim Disadvantage: A Performance Assessment Report. And in the second half, a workshop was held to discuss and disseminate the findings of the paper on 1st May 2012. It had been prepared by Dr. Richa Singh.
The major insights from the workshop would be incorporated in the final version of the indices as well as in the paper and would be released subsequently at the national level.
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