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UN Women to partner with Kerala's gender park

As directed by the Chief Minister, a detailed project report on the collaboration is being drawn up. The partnership aims at making The gender park, a gender equity and empowerment initiative, as the South Asian hub of UN Women.

, ET Bureau|
Nov 13, 2019, 07.21 PM IST
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Three key areas of co-operation of the partnership will be setting up of the gender data centre at The Gender Park, Kozhikode.

Kochi: UN Women has proposed to partner with Kerala's gender park to take forward projects and campaigns aimed at securing gender parity in South Asia. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise the tie-up will be signed in the presence of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan next month.

As directed by the Chief Minister, a detailed project report on the collaboration is being drawn up. The partnership aims at making The gender park, a gender equity and empowerment initiative, as the South Asian hub of UN Women.

Three key areas of co-operation of the partnership will be setting up of the gender data centre at The Gender Park, Kozhikode, holding events during the 64th session of Commission on Status of Women (CSW64) in March 2020 and 75th session of UN General Assembly in September 2020 and launch of a focussed campaign called "16 Days of Activism in Kerala" from 25th November to 10th December ,2019.

Setting the context for the tie-up, officials of the UN Women MCO (multi-country office) had a meeting with Kerala minister for health and social justice K K Shailaja last month, where the broad framework of the co-operation came up for discussion. UN Women in New Delhi covers India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

"This partnership marks recognition of Kerala’s long and hard campaigns and policy initiatives to achieve gender justice and parity. It will also help us present Kerala’s long-drawn history and experience in gender equity movement before a wider regional and global audience," the chief minister said on the proposal.

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