Projects

Barriers to Women in STEM fields: Book

CFPS has always felt very strongly about gender equality and gender diversity, and the representation of women in our Board of Trustees, as also our research staff attests to that. There is no dearth of girls with a brilliant acumen for science and various female scientists who have made remarkable contributions despite all obstacles, including having been subjected to bizarre stereotypes of girls being rote-learners. Our research associates, Padmini Subhashree and Amana Begam, are penning a book on the challenges…

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Assisting in Documentary Film-Making on Indian Cultural Heritage

CFPS is committed to the preservation and promotion of Indian heritage. To that end, we are extensively assisting noted Delhi-based production house Muskan Productions in making documentary films on ancient Indian writing patterns (or scripts) in which a wealth of ancient wisdom, in fields ranging from philosophy, polity and science (including herbal medicine), has been recorded. These films are being made for the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), an autonomous body under the aegis of the Ministry…

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Deductive Analysis of Non-Doctrinal Research on Continuing Legal Education

The Indian institutes of Management (IIMs) are premier educational institutes of India, the mettle of which is recognized internationally. We, at CFPS, are proud to have partnered with IIM Kashipur, for a project sanctioned to them by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law, Government of India, for the National Action Research Project on Continuing Legal Education for practising lawyers, judges and legal academicians, relating to Continuing Legal Education for advocates, judges, legal academicians etc., especially via Massive Online Open…

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Conceiving the Delhi Assembly Research Centre (DARC)

Not many think-tanks, especially those a little over a year old, can claim to have played a pivotal role in the creation of an existing government institution, that too in its first few months of existence, but CFPS has been instrumental in the establishment of the Delhi Assembly Research Centre (DARC), the first-of-its-kind research service at the provincial level in India, inspired by the Congressional Research Service of the U.S. Congress. The idea was mooted by CFPS to Mr. Somnath…

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Research Project: Balancing the Scales of Perception of the Kashmir Conflict: Excesses and Diktats of Jihadist Militants

Kashmir, once popularly known as paradise on earth, has seen unprecedented bloodshed and suffering since the ISI-sponsored insurgency erupted in 1988. Though the accession of J&K happened with the support of the then tallest leader of the Kashmiri masses, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, there have been various lies and half-truths circulated about the accession of J&K to India in October 1947 to paint it as an “occupation” (despite the fact that civilian areas, except around the Line of Control, were not…

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COMBATING PHYSICAL AND CYBER STALKING

At Citizens’ Foundation for Policy Solutions (CFPS), in pursuance of our objective to conceptualize and draft, policies and legislations on the issues of public importance CFPS took upon itself to make contributions in the effort to address the menace of Stalking in Delhi by drafting an amendment to the existing anti-stalking provisions under Section 354D of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Our proposal seeks to amend the anti-stalking law for Delhi. It overhauls the language of the penal provision bringing…

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