INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

Gender Resource Centre (GRC), established in March 2004, is 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 a Society registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and Bombay Public Trust Act 1950.

GRC recognizes that women’s inequality manifests itself in many forms such as gender discrimination in terms of declining male-female sex ratio, Social stereotyping, Gender based violence at home and at work, Low level of education, health and nutritional status, limited access to resources, etc.

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GRC co-ordinates 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. GRC aims to sensitize and facilitate Government Departments, NGOs, Academic Institutions, International agencies and Independent experts in planning, implementing and evaluating gender sensitive programs, policies, laws and schemes.

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