The State government of Kerala is all set to launch Rupees 300 crore three-tower ‘Gender Park’ in Kozhikode City in Kerala. The park will become functional on the occasion of the 2nd edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality. The Gender park will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, in between 11-13 February that will also mark the inauguration of the second edition of ICGE-II.
The park was established with the aim of creating relevant interventions so as to address a range of gender-based issues. It includes both off-campus and on-campus activities and other projects that work to empower the individuals and communities.
- It was established by the Kerala government in the year 2013. It is an initiative that works towards gender equality and empowerment in Kerala. The headquartered for the initiative is in the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
- However, the main campus is at Silver Hills, Kozhikode. The campus has an area of 24 acre. The park has been set with its main focus on gender justice.
- The platform will provide an environment for policy analysis, research, capacity development, advocacy, economic and social initiative. The park will be operational under the Department of Social Justice. This space is first of its kind around the world.
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