India’s First Gender Park Has Been Inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Kozhikode [ Current Affairs ]


India’s First ever Gender Park of India has been inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Kozhikode district of Kerala. It is also the first gender equality convergence centre in Asia. The Social Justice Department of the Kerala Government has developed this creative park to promote research and other initiatives to enable total gender equality.

Key facts

The main objective of this Gender Park is to inspire women to take part in developmental and decision making process.

The State and Central governments has jointly take effort for this project to ensuring an inclusive, discrimination free society.

This garden covers all issues pertaining in earlier three genders and accordance with the 2015 gender and transgender policies of the state government.

The Gender Institute at the park will primarily pay attention on

  • learning,
  • research and
  • Capacity development.

This project seeks to carry the state civil society and academia on a common platform together in one platform to promote studies and research on gender issues to address the gender issues.

This platform will create an environment to share global knowledge and experiences in reducing gender differences.

It also aims to create responsiveness of the critical connections which to effectively address gender related issues in national development processes between

  • gender equality,
  • economic growth and
  • Poverty reduction.

State Government has also planning to launch ‘She Taxi’ under its Gender Policy just for women.

‘Gender Taxi’ had been launched by State government in 2016 which is owned and operated by transgender under its Transgender Policy (first such policy in the country).

- Published on: February 29, 2016