Centre for Women's Development and Research (CWDR)

  • TN

About Us

CWDR works to empower women and girls in Chennai through community-level interventions and advocacy campaigns to improve their socio-economic situation through rights and leadership-based training. To reach and mobilize these women and girls CWDR has initiated a trade union for domestic workers (Manushi), a single women's association (Maithri), and a adolescent girls association (Snehidhi). CWDR's field-level activities improve

By mobilizing these women and girls through community organizing and advocacy, CWDR strives to transform the policies and cultural attitudes underpinning the marginalized position of women in south India today.