Sushma Iyengar

Sushma Iyengar

Sushma Iyengar founded the Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan, and has led transformative action for the last three decades. She works with marginalised communities in the areas of gender justice, indigenous cultures, traditional livelihoods, local governance, and disaster rehabilitation. She also co-founded the Kutch Nav Nirman Abhiyan—a district network of civil society organisations. She has pioneered many grassroots initiatives, and has authored a book ‘Picture This! Painting the Women’s Movement’ and is associated with the Centre for Heritage Management at Ahmedabad University. Sushma has a Masters in Literature from MS University, Baroda, and a Masters in Development Communication from Cornell University.


Articles by Sushma Iyengar


Close up of two Indian women's faces -women and development

March 7, 2019
The development discourse in India neglects women
"The development narrative homogenises women’s experiences and contexts, refuses to delve deeper into their life experiences, and is content to have counted women as participants, beneficiaries, victims, and case studies."
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