Since 1997, Gender Training Institute (GTI) of Centre for Social Research has over 18 years of experience in making organizations and community, gender sensitive and gender inclusive. In any effort to mainstream gender in all aspects of development, GTI has undertaken gender sensitization trainings for law enforcement agencies and has conducted long term training programs, and continuous development of new training materials.
Since the year 2015, the initiatives proliferated into states other than Delhi. In the first quarter of the year 2019, GTI completed gender sensitization trainings for police officials in the cities of Bhopal, Gwalior and Jodhpur; the theme of urban safety if women and public place violence were central to the discourse. In the second quarter of the year 2019, GTI wrote a Police Training Manual based on the aforementioned trainings, which seeks to institutionalize gender discourse by using the premise of women’s fundamental right to safe public places.
GTI has been able to have a sustained dialogue with many of its long-term stakeholders regarding gender equality and women empowerment.