ICRW Asia Announces Establishment of Private Limited Company to Engage with Corporate Sector

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New Private Limited Company to expand advisory services to companies seeking gender equity

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Lindsay Bigda, Communications Specialist, ICRW

NEW DELHI (August 6, 2021)—The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is pleased to announce that it has established a private limited company (PLC) in New Delhi, India.

ICRW Gender Advisors Private Limited draws its inspiration from the impactful body of work of ICRW in India and globally. It is a social enterprise that will partner with corporate clients, institutions, and government bodies to provide a range of services on issues related to gender inequality—including research, learning, training, and programming. As a social enterprise, ICRW Gender Advisors Private Limited would seek “profit for purpose” by earning revenue to be invested in the organization to achieve long-term sustainability.

ICRW Asia has worked for over 20 years, as a nonprofit, to advance gender equity and women’s empowerment. ICRW Gender Advisors Private Limited will expand these efforts through work with companies and other entities in India.

“We are thrilled to be able to work closely with corporations interested in disrupting gender inequities across their supply chains,” said Dr. Ravi Verma, Director of ICRW Asia. “ICRW Asia’s 23 years of experience, building on 45 years for ICRW overall, will ensure companies receive decades of insights and expertise in their efforts to move the needle and create sustainable change.”

ICRW Gender Advisors Private Limited will provide gender diagnostics, applied research, initiative design, strategic guidance, and impact measurement to private sector entities and expand on its current services to government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), educational institutions and universities, and other interested organizations, including NGOs. The company will also undertake policy research that investigates and enhances economic and social participation of women and girls, as well as public education that improves the understanding of women’s contributions to the development of organizations, society, and the nation.

The focus areas of the company will be health, nutrition, water and sanitation, livelihoods and economic empowerment, education, men and masculinities, youth development, and energy and climate change.

Mission Statement:

Anchored in the principle of human dignity, ICRW advances gender equity, inclusion and shared prosperity. With offices in Washington, DC; New Delhi, India; Nairobi, Kenya; and Kampala, Uganda, ICRW works with non-profit, government and private sector partners to conduct research, develop and guide strategy and build capacity to promote evidence-based policies, programs and practices.