Gender Park, Kerala

Q.  A novel initiative ‘Gender Park’ has been started in
- Published on 29 Feb 16

a. Kerala
b. Maharashtra
c. Haryana
d. Bengaluru

ANSWER: Kerala
  • The Gender Park, first of its kind in India is an autonomous institution promoted by the Department of Social Justice, Govt. Of Kerala to resolve the gender inequity in development.
  • The first Gender Park is proposed to set up at vellimadukunnu of Kozhikode district.
  • It acts as a convergence for women studies, activities, research institutions, entrepreneurships, organizations, individuals, policies/ programmes/projects, etc. which helps to tackle the problems and issues of women and also to ensure better social security within the 'totality' of their well-being.
  • It will provide a strong impetus to gender-inclusive growth.
  • This Park will not only provide a platform to non-governmental organizations, academia and civil society to undertake gender-related research activity, but also test and replicate new interventions in the field of women empowerment.
  • Already, the Gender Park is testing innovative programmes such as the She Taxi and Sandesh One, which are bringing women into economic spaces not ventured by them before. The research and knowledge base emanating from the Gender Park will have long-term benefits.
  • Key areas of focus of The Gender Parks include Training and Research, Culture, Art, Literature and Media, Social Security and Law, Documentation and Library, Education, Health and Support, Business and Trade, Productive Sectors etc.

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