Center for Women's Development and Research

To create a gender and just society and To facilitate a women's movement to achive human rights for all women

Center for Women's Development and Research
23. Jayaram Street, Vasanth Apartments 'D' 1st floor, Kuppam Beach Road, Thiruvnamiyur
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041
India
0091-44-24455868
http://www.cwdr.org

Director

Mrs. K. R. Renuka

Management Team

Merlin Arokiasamy, Chitra Thiygaraj, Girija Ganesan, Selvamani Ravichandran, Renuka K.R, Ms.Vijiyalaxmi Pasupathi, Ms.Bharthi Selva, Ms.Revathi Pria, Ms.Anjali Pooja, Mr.Mohan Venkat

Board of Directors

Renuka KR, Siddamma Edward, Mercy Devanbu

Project Leaders

K. R. Renuka

Mission

To create a gender and just society and To facilitate a women's movement to achive human rights for all women

Programs

Manushi-Educating and organizing women domestic workers. CWDR has organized women domestic workers into a union called Manushi. it has more than 5000 members. Manushi works for the rights of women domestic workers through advocacy and campaign activities. Manushi actively advocates for government regulation of domestic work. Manushi gives skill up-gradation training and job placement services, leadership training for its memebers. Maithri- Educating and Organizing single women, through this association we provide income generation opportunities for single women and also provide counsellign services for single women. Maithri actively lobbies with the government on policy maters relating to the welfare of single women. Snehidhi- Educating and organizing adolescent girls, Through snehidhi we provide life skill and sexuality education, vocational skill training, supplementary educaiton, training in folk arts, street plays for adolescent girls. We are working in 85 slums of Chennai city and 24 villages of Kancheepuram district.

Statistics on Center for Women's Development and Research

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2006: $250,000
  • Annual Budget for 2005: $200,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $250,000
  • Other funding sources: Our program with slum women are we are funded by Andheri-hilfe bonn, Germany
  • Religious Affiliation: We are a secular organization

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