Director (Officiating)

Professor Kanchan Mathur has over 30 years of experience in applied research, evaluation and policy analysis in the field of social and rural development, especially focusing on gender issues. She is the author of ‘Countering Gender Based Violence: Initiatives in Collective Action’ (Sage 2004) and has published extensively in journals of national and international repute. She has wide-ranging experience of working with national and international organizations on issues of participation and inclusion of marginalized communities, child labour and child trafficking, women’s rights and empowerment, gender- based violence, sexual and reproductive health, poverty reduction and livelihood security. Her current areas of interest include understanding the politics of gender cutting across sectors, education of marginalized girls, gender based violence, gender and rural local governance and water, sanitation and health.