Mumbai invests in a gender resource centre


Jyoti Shelat, A gender resource centre to make Mumbai women-friendly, Daily News and Analysis, June 10, 2010.

“With an aim to make Mumbai women friendly, a group of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) employees has come together to start the first ever gender resource centre by the civic body. Inaugurated on Tuesday, the Savitribai Phule Gender Resource Centre (SPGRC), located at Elphinstone Road, will work towards a violence free, safe and gender-friendly city.

“Coordinated by the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PSH) committee, the centre’s main aim is to empower women. “Such centres do exist but they are run by NGOs. This is the first centre set up by the civic body,” said Dr Kamaxi Bhate from KEM Hospital, who is the secretary of the SPGRC as well as PSH.”

Address of the new centre: Savitribai Phule Gender Resource Centre (SPGRC), Rajgruha Cooperative Society, Balshet Madurkar Marg, Elphinstone (West), Mumbai- 400013

PS: R.Lalita had posted the same story with a different report link: Express News Service, Municipal platform to protect women at workplace, Indian Express, June 8, 2010. Just saw it in the Drafts folder!