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Women’s rights

Despite being ahead of the national average in several indicators, Tamil Nadu could do better when it comes to empowerment of women and women’s rights – more so when they belong to socially excluded communities such as Dalits and Adivasis, or to vulnerable sections such as people with disabilities (PWDs).

HRF sees women’s rights (and child rights) as the pillars on which development rests.

HRF conducts these courses twice a year (and more on request).

The courses cover

  • Social analysis (Caste, class and gender)
  • Gender equity audit
  • Gender budgeting
  • Gender and the SDGs – beyond SDG 5
  • Special social welfare provisions for women
  • Constitutional provisions against discrimination and for affirmative action, equality, and justice
  • Laws and state mechanisms for protection of women and redress (PWDVA, PNDT etc)
  • International standards, treaties and reporting mechanisms
  • Leadership skills

Since inception, HRF has trained over 3000 women’s human rights defenders.

Duration: The introductory course is for two days. Specialised courses vary from 3-5 days.

Participants: Anyone with a passion for social justice.

Statutory warning: These courses are rather intensive, so be prepared for some concentrated work.

Dates: Advanced training on Women’s Rights 10 March 2017



Advanced training on Women’s Rights

Advanced Training on Women’s Rights: Monitoring the Implementation of PWDV Act and State Mechanisms On 10th March 2017, Chennai This is an advanced training of trainers (ToT) course that will be useful for middle to senior level women’s rights defenders with some experience. The medium of instruction, and course material, will be Tamil. The intensive workshop …