Centre for Social Research

Founded in 1983, Centre for Social Research (CSR) is a non-profit organisation based in New Delhi. With the mission to empower the women and girls of India guarantee their rights, and increase understanding of social issues from a gender perspective. For nearly three decades, Centre for Social Research has been a leader in the Indian women’s movement due to its unique, tri-fold position as an experienced facilitator of grassroots programmes and trainings; an esteemed research institute; and a lobbyist, advocate and advisor to government institutions.CSR operates on local, national and regional levels in an effort to enhance the capacities of individuals, communities and institutions for creating a humane, equitable and gender-just society.


Mission Statement

For nearly three decades, Centre for Social Research has been a leader in the Indian women’s movement due to its unique, tri-fold position as an experienced facilitator of grassroots programmes and trainings; an esteemed research institute; and a lobbyist, advocate and advisor to government institutions.

Working toward gender justice in India means tackling a multitude of complex social, cultural and economic issues at the same time. Some of our key issue areas include but are not limited to: violence against women, pre-natal sex selection, engendered governance, women and economy, and gender sensitisation for and mainstreaming within all sectors of society.

Centre for Social Research firmly believes that all people should bear equal rights, privileges and opportunities. We believe that women can be catalysts for and agents of social change, and that change itself is a gradual process. And we recognise that restructuring gender relations requires participation from all actors: women and men, young and old, grassroots to national levels, private and public institutions alike.

Research Department

We at CSR believe that the pursuit of knowledge should be a socially relevant activity. We’re dedicated to promoting the interdependence of research, action and sustainable development. As the role of social institutions in processes of social change widens and deepens, it becomes even more vital to relate theory to practice by combining empirical research with action-oriented programs. Read More...

Research Department

Media & Communications

Founded in early 2010, our media and communication team works to communicate CSR's message of women's empowerment consistently and effectively, thereby creating opportunities for both our constituents and supporters while developing and deepening CSR's relationship with society at large. Not only do we carefully craft and streamline both our internal and external flow of communications, Read More...

Media & Communications

Development Department

CSR’s development department aims to better the situation of women in India by bringing about practical and tangible changes at the grassroot level. The division has a bottom-up approach in empowering women, and encouraging their participation as stakeholders in processes of change. In order to secure, protect and make full use of their rights, women must be empowered to participate in politics. Read More...

Development Department

Gender Training Institute

Established in 1997, the Gender Training Institute (GTI) works to facilitate women’s empowerment and social justice through capacity building and training-related activities. In an effort to mainstream gender in all aspects of development, GTI conducts long term training programs in parallel with stand-alone capacity building trainings, awareness generation programs, and continuous development Read More...

Gender Training Institute

Publications

Annual Report

Repository of organization's activities since the year 1983. Reports and analysis of activities undertaken for women empowerment and social change.


Annual Report

Newsletter

Concise brochures of the organization's performance, on a quarterly basis.


Newsletter

Research Studies

Detailed research reports on Indian women's socio-cultural and legal complexities.


Studies

Books

Copyrighted publication and books written by Dr. Ranjana Kumari, on the socio-cultural, political and legal problems of Indian women.


Books

Second Wind

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