The International Center for Research on Women Establishes Project Office in Jamtara

Article Date

13 July 2024

Article Author

Anurag Paul

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Anurag Paul

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Anne McPherson

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The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new project office in Jamtara, India in June 2023. The Jamtara office represents the organization’s new strategy to establish Gender Centers of Excellence, which will bring research to action model closer to the communities who are most affected by today’s gender equity challenges.

Operating as an administrative and programmatic hub and a resource centre for adolescent girls, boys, and youth, the office will be responsive to the needs of the community by providing accessible reading materials, hosting interactive discussions and planning sessions, and offering information on higher education and career counselling. Programmers and researchers working on the UMANG, Manthan and GEMS programs focused on enhancing gender equity and equality; empowering girls and women; engaging men and boys as change agents and prevention of child marriage through comprehensive programing and research in Jamtara and Godda districts of Jharkhand will use the space to convene, plan and organize strategies and activities. The space will also be available to program partners including Badlao Foundation, Sathee, Bangla Natak and Sahayogini for meetings and learning exchanges.

Following the opening, ICRW Asia Director Ravi Verma, noted, “The Jamtara office signals our commitment to working more closely to the populations we serve. ICRW strives to be a learning partner and resource to the community as we collectively respond to gender equity challenges. In this new space, we will continue the excellent work we began with our flagship GEMs program over a decade ago and work in close proximity with research, advocacy, philanthropy and the community partners to realize solutions for a more gender equal world.”