UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Understanding the vulnerabilities of women and the interplay between these vulnerabilities in a comprehensive way is the key to designing effective and optimal interventional strategies. This is what we do at the UNESCO chair and the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality. Designing tools and methods for effective interventional strategies towards the empowerment of women and strengthening gender equality with community’s active and inclusive participation by focusing on 6 key areas incorporating all SDG’s, understanding and mapping the vulnerabilities in communities, to finally support India’s progress towards achieving the UN’s 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development. The UNESCO Chair and the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality promote international, inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance insti- tutional capacities and collaborative work. The UNESCO Chairholder, Prof. Bhavani Rao, and the Center for Women’s Empower- ment and Gender Equality support India’s progress towards achieving the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

About Center for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment is one of UNESCO’s global priorities. To exercise the basic human right of gender equality, women across the world require equal access to education, employment, and basic services. Presently, women lack access to these basic requirements for a variety of reasons due to various local cultural and socio-economic influences, geography, legal structures, etc.

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Mapping Vulnerabilities

The Center is a crossroads of research and action, focusing on several verticals, including: skill development, health, climate change, powered by technology applications. The strategy will be to map the vulnerabilities of women and girls from different levels of empowerment and perspectives, and through research, study, training, and an exchange of best practices, find the best possible solutions that are replicable by others. At present, there are no comprehensive frameworks to effectively capture the extent and scope of social issues. By empowering women and those at the grassroots level who are directly affected, we can gather relevant data that will address social challenges through a holistic and sustainable approach. Vulnerability mapping is the key to understanding these complex social problems. Within the next four years, field teams from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham alongside women in remote communities will create frameworks and collect data along the following six verticals:

  • Conflict and Security
  • Economics and Livelihood
  • Education and Skill Development
  • Social and Cultural Environment
  • Climate Change and Disaster
  • Health and Sanitation

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Why we chose empowering women, and the impact of our work.


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CWEGE Invited Guest Lecture Series

The Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality is fortunate to be able to meet with many of the world’s most accomplished practitioners from academia and industry. They come from a diverse variety of fields, and offer us opportunities to learn from them, discuss ideas, and pose questions about their work.

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Research Colloquiums


The Function and Mechanism of Teaching: An Evolutionary Perspective


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham holds India's only UNESCO Chair in Women's Empowerment Gender Equality (CEWEGE) and offers a...
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham took part in the presentation hosted by the UNESCO New Delhi Office flagship report entitled ‘...
The Center for Women's Empowerment & Gender Equality and Ammachi Labs organized an expert guest lecture on the topic "...
The Center for Women's Empowerment & Gender Equality and Ammachi Labs organized an expert guest lecture on the topic "...



Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a major role to play in transforming our society into a knowledge society through its unique value-added education system

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Former President of India

This is not just another academy, but a very high quality,world-class institution, focusing on technology research, dealing with very concrete issues which have immediate applications

Prof.Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate

What makes Amrita students special? Western science leads to knowledge. Eastern sceince leads to understanding. Amrita has both Western and Eastern traditions in education.

Dr. Lee Hartwell
Nobel Laureate

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Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,,
Amritapuri, Clappana P. O.,
Kollam - 690525, Kerala, India
+91 476 2804409