About Us

The Centre for Women's Development and Research (CWDR) was founded in 1993 by a group of women activists who noted a lack of women-driven organisations campaigning for women's rights. Locally run, the CWDR is an not-for-profit non-government organisation advocating for the rights of women and children in over 85 of Chennai's slums.

Current Campaigns

Flood Relief

The CWDR is currently involved in flood relief, following the disastrous December 2015 floods. To view our current flood relief campaign, please click on the below link to be redirected to GlobalGiving.com https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/chennai-floods-help-rebuild-3000-c...

News & Upcoming Events

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