Women's Day

Forging an Inclusive Society: 2021 Initiatives for Gender Equality

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As the world begins its transition into a post-Covid era, the upheaval caused by the pandemic becomes more visible in India’s vulnerable sections, with gender equality a key issue. Still, our Center for Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equality (CWEGE) remains focused on the year 2030—a year the United Nations declares as the target for Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Chris in the field

Contextualizing Women’s Empowerment Frameworks

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Amrita PhD students, Christopher Coley and Srividya Sheshadri of our Center for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality along with professors, Dr. Sriram Devanathan & Dr. Bhavani Rao have published their South India based women empowerment framework as a research article “Contextualizing women’s empowerment frameworks with an emphasis on social support: a study in rural, South India” in the journal “Community, Work & Family”.

PAPR Launch at AIMS Hospital

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On January 13, 2021, AMMACHI Labs and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center launched an ultra low cost respiratory protection system for doctors and health workers on the frontlines.

Atal tinkering lab

Atal Tinkering Labs Puthiyakavu selected as a “Star” innovation lab

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The Atal Tinkering Labs at Amrita Vidyalayam Puthiyakavu school was recently selected as “Star Atal Tinkering Lab of the Year.” The Atal Innovation Mission, set up by the NITI Aayog, has established Atal Tinkering Laboratories in schools across the country with the objective to cultivate the spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds.

A milk collection society in Gujarat village

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A milk collection society contributes towards strengthening the livelihoods of smallholder milk producers who form the majority of India’s milk production system. This producer-centric institutional structures strictly conform to cooperative principles and provide rural milk producers a greater access to the organized market.

In Gujarat, our community organizer facilitated the constitution of a new milk collection society. In the society formation meeting, around 180 people participated and 131 people officially enrolled as members. Newly elected heads of the society are Komal Parmar (President), Parul Parmar(Vice President) and Radhe Parmar(Secretary).


Prof. Rao R. Bhavani delivered the felicitation address for the 3 day National Seminar on ‘Śakti Worship in India’

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Prof. Rao R. Bhavani(Director, AMMACHI Labs & UNESCO Chair in Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality) delivered the felicitation address for the 3 day National Seminar on ‘Śakti Worship in India’ jointly organized by Amrita Darshanam – International Centre for Spiritual Studies, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham & Nari Samvaad Prakalp, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.

Śakti worship is a unique phenomenon in India. The various other cultures of the globe celebrate the femininity, the fertility and female entity as worshipful. In India, it is deified for highly evolved cultural, philosophical and social practices for the ultimate realization of the Atman. The Seminar endeavors to bring the concepts of (very best of these two under its concept) Sādhana and Upāsana in its entire extent. Eminent scholars are invited to present their papers and presentations.