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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. Understanding these vulnerabilities is the key to designing effective interventional strategies to enable women everywhere to gain full access to these basic human requirements.
The Center for Gender Equality and Empowerment is a research focused academic center for promoting gender equality and fostering women’s empowerment with a special focus on technology and other innovative methods. This center will offer diverse courses on key focus areas, pilot radical ideas, and collaborate with leading universities and institutions to advance the initiatives. The center will also act as major resource center for the implementation of various development projects undertaken by the institution and the parent organization, M A Math.
In the fall of 2016: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and UNESCO inaugurated India’s first ever Chair on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. The UNESCO Chair will further the Center’s goals and promote international, inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities and collaborative work.