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About Kavita Ramdas

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Kavita Ramdas is the Representative for the Ford Foundation in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and Chair of the Global Practitioner Council at Stanford University. She was formerly the CEO of the Global Fund for Women. She sits on the advisory panel of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the advisory panel of the Asian University for Women and the Board of Trustees of Princeton University.

Articles by Kavita Ramdas

This week's editor

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Holding up half the sky: not for ourselves alone

As the UN Commission on the Status of Women meets to review the implementation of the radical Beijing Platform for Action ’95, Kavita Ramdas reflects on the excitement felt by women then – and the sobering reality of the struggle today for women’s human rights.

Resist-Reclaim-Restore: Militarism No More

Reflecting on the human and financial costs of militarism in terms of the prospects for democracy, sustainable living and peace presents a bleak picture, argues Kavita Ramdas. It is against this background that the real worth of the Nobel Women's Initiative shines through.
Reflecting on the human and financial costs of militarism in terms of the prospects for democracy, sustainable living and peace presents a bleak picture, argues Kavita Ramdas. It is against this background that the real worth of the Nobel Women's Initiative shines through.
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