The Prajnya Trust

Prajnya Resource Centre on Women in Politics and Policy

A single-location clearing-house for quantitative, qualitative and archival data on women in politics and policy-making.

We envision a public sphere in which women's work is visible. Our mission is the creation of a comprehensive, continually updated, publicly accessible resource centre on the participation of women in the politics and policy structures of South Asia.
The Prajnya Resource Centre on Women in Politics and Policy seeks to fill the gap created by scattered and unsystematically compiled information in this field. There are several components to this project:

  • The creation of a statistical database which will compile salient statistics and lists of women in politics and policy-making.
  • A series of oral histories and life-stories of individual women who have played a pivotal part in politics and society.
  • A user-generated visual archive of photographs of women participating in the public sphere.
These will be supplemented over time by the collection of other archival materials. In addition, our vision for the Resource Centre includes a good library on the subject and we hope that our efforts will encourage individual women in public life and their families to regard our Centre as an appropriate repository for their papers and photographs.