The Goverment of Gujarat decided to formulate the Nari Gaurav Niti (GEP) in the year 2002. The lead role was taken bt GRC along with the Department of Women & Child Development (DWCD) for the same. GRC and DWCD involved all key stakeholders including related departments, organizations and individuals with strong grass root presence and deep insight on the issues, who contributed significantly to formulate this policy.
Nine working groups were formed and a series of deliberations took place on all sectoral aspects of gender equity and equality. The state has now sanctioned and announced the state policy for gender equity as 'nari gaurav niti-2006'. It consists of action plans and monitoring mechanisms and addresses public as well as private arenas. GRC is providing technical inputs in implementation and monitoring of the policy at state level.