The CWDS is one of the most well known institutions committed to the theory and practice of women’s studies and gender justice in the country. It consists of faculty and researchers from diverse academic areas and research interests, who are actively engaged in advocacy and policy interventions towards achieving constitutional goals of women’s equality. Located in the heart of New Delhi, it houses an impressive library and documentation centre. The Centre attracts scholars, students, activists, and others from India and abroad who draw on its resources and varied expertise. In 1985, the CWDS was recognised as one of the research institutes supported by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).