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About the Centre:

There has been a lack of research in the field of policy relating to woman and child in the academia. The same has been coupled with discouraging statistics on the conditions of the two vulnerable groups in society. Latest NCRB data shows a 16% increase in the crimes against women and a 20% increase in the crimes against children. Poor statistics have also been revealed for the State of Gujarat. It was found by the National Health Profile 2019 that 6 out of 10 girl students in Gujarat Government Schools do not go beyond class 10 highlights the need for research and policy analysis in such areas. Keeping this in mind, Gujarat National Law University has established the Centre for Women and Child Rights. The centre is divided into two wings; one dedicated to research while the other for capacity building. While research division will be engaged in empirical and legal analysis to produce publications, reports and policy briefs and the capacity building division will organize field-driven activities with the key stakeholders (women and children) to improve their status and condition in society.

Aims and Objectives:
  • To acknowledge the need for more extensive research and capacity building on issues relating to women and child welfare in India in general and Gujarat in particular.
  • To strengthen the capacities of interested law graduates and professionals in the area of women and child rights law and to develop and contribute to a praxis of multidisciplinary research.
  • To strengthen public policy through independent, non-partisan and rigorous research and analysis in the field of child rights, education, the mental health of women and children, overall welfare of women.
  • To develop, promote and support advance interdisciplinary studies and research which lie at the intersection of law and policy within the area of women and child welfare.
  • To undertake a rigorous review of existing legislations and deliver fact-based actionable solutions to overcome existing public policy challenges within the scope of the Centre.