Centre for Women’s Rights (CFWR), formerly known as Centre for Women, Law and Social Justice, envisions an inclusive and equal society, where every woman will be able to live her life to the fullest potential, with freedom from want and freedom from fear, particularly of violence. Towards this, the Centre has initiated pioneering research on contemporary issues pertaining to women’s rights. The Centre’s work foregrounds the pursuit of inclusive and inter-sectional justice through state level, national, regional and international forums, by adopting feminist and inter-disciplinary approaches. With an academic commitment to high-quality research, the Centre also contributes to wider legal thinking on issues pertaining to social justice. It endeavours to bridge the gap between women’s rights activism at the ground level, feminist lawyering in courts, progress made on women’s studies and work undertaken by the academia.
The Centre’s work focusses on four specific areas, which are as follows:
On these four focus areas, the fulcrum of the Centre’s work is its research activities, particularly socio-legal and action research. The Centre strives to undertake research through collaborations with other universities, governmental entities and non-governmental organizations. Additionally, CFWR also engages in discourses and deliberations, capacity building and advocacy initiatives.
To know more about the Centre and its work, please find the concept note here.