Kozhikode, Feb 24: ‘Gender Park’, India’s first gender equality convergence center, will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee here on February 27.
The park is an initiative of the Social Justice Department of the Kerala government to bring together the state, academia and civil society on a common platform to address the gender issues.
“The Centre, the country’s first such large-scale initiative, will create an environment to share global knowledge and experiences in reducing gender inequalities,” CEO of the park Dr P T M Sunish said in a release.
A dedicated Gender Institute at the park would focus on learning research and capacity development as part of supporting efforts of the central and state governments in ensuring an inclusive society.
It would cover issues pertaining to all three genders in accordance with the 2015 gender and transgender policies of the state government, he said.
Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, United Nations Representative for women in India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bhutan will take part in the inaugural function.
The President will also inaugurate UL Cyber Park, declare Kerala a digital state,launch the Digital Empowerment Campaign and also declare open “Kanivu” (Compassionate Kerala) scheme, by unveiling commemorative plaques.