The Gender Park, established in 2013, is an initiative of the Government of Kerala to work towards gender equality and empowerment in the state. Headquartered in the state’s capital-Thiruvananthapuram- its main 24-acre campus is set at Kozhikode (Calicut). With a key focus on gender justice, it is a platform for policy analysis, research, advocacy, capacity development, economic and social initiative. It found standing under the Department of Social Justice and is the first space of its kind in the world. Currently working under the Department of Women and Child Development, it aims to become a premier convergence point for gender-related activities.
UN Women has recently proposed a partnership with The Gender Park to function as the South Asian hub for gender equality that aims to share knowledge and experiences from the region. The Gender Park’s ethos is in consonance with the values represented by the Sustainable Development Goals and Generation Equality