Chair Person's Message

Secretary, Women and Child Development Department, Govt. of Gujarat

Gender Resource Centre (GRC) was established in April 2004, and promoted by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Gujarat to provide support for incorporating gender equity and equality in overall development process and plans of the State. GRC is aiming at facilitating Government Departments, NGOs, Academic Institutions, International agencies and Independent experts in planning, implementing and evaluating gender sensitive programs, policies, laws and schemes.

The role of GRC is to co-ordinate efforts of different sections of society and the government to make a noticeable difference to women's lives in the State and to serve as a nodal agency for all gender related initiatives in the state. GRC attempts to develop and make available the resources at a single place to share them across organizations in order to make their efforts in the sector more streamlined, efficient and effective.

The centre renders services and resources for Gender Planning, Gender Sensitization, Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Analysis & Audit and Convergence of schemes within and outside the State. The key services of the centre include Research and Advocacy, Training and Implementation support, Reference and Information and Publication of books, Pamphlets and other relevant materials. I wish the GRC team and its Director a great success.

Millind Torwane (IAS) Secretary,
Women and Child Development Department,
Govt. Of Gujarat


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