Media & Communications Department

Founded in early 2010, our media and communication team works to communicate CSR's message of women's empowerment consistently and effectively, thereby creating opportunities for both our constituents and supporters while developing and deepening CSR's relationship with society at large. Not only do we carefully craft and streamline both our internal and external flow of communications, but we also relentlessly reach out to various sectors of civil and political society: whether in mass media and the press, via online social networking, or in our own publications and seminars.

For everyone at CSR, media and communication is about more than just gaining supporters: It's about engaging them. Likewise, we do more than just speak out: We listen to and dialogue with the community voices we represent, enfolding their concerns into our organization's objectives and projects. By leveraging the power of media and communication, we hope to spread awareness of issues related to gender inequality and discrimination, in turn empowering individuals and groups while building their capacities for action and inspiring positive change.

Since 2015 we have been collaborating with Facebook for our flagship project #SocialSurfing, with the mission to use Social media for social change, by involving young people, building their capacities in counter speech, sharing tools to ensure they have a safe experience online. This is done through workshops in colleges, we have presently completed 70 workshops across India.

Social Surfing

What Is #SocialSurfing: Looking at the growing use of online spaces in India, Centre for Social Research and Facebook came together and initiated this programme. #SocialSurfing intends to initiate the dialogue on how the user can have a positive online experience by maximizing the use of social media platforms.

Programme Goal: Creating a culture of positive gender sensitive online environment, by promoting use of counter speech, through sensitive campaigns and listing user-driven best practices.

#SocialSurfing intends to engage with a diverse group of internet users and build their capacities for a positive and gender sensitive online experience. With these workshops, we also aim at initiating a dialogue on Counter speech, for the very first time in India. Visit www.socialsurfing.in to know more about #SocialSurfing

Twee Surfing

What Is #TweeSurfing: The power and influence of this 140 charachter platform can be seen by the little blue bird snapshots on the front page every morning. Centre for Social Research and Twitter have collaborate to create this programme. #TweeSurfing intends to leverage the cyber conversation on how the user can have a positive online presence by maximizing the use of twitter for social good.

Programme Goal: Creating a culture of positive gender sensitive twitter environment, by promoting use of counter speech, through sensitive campaigns and listing user-driven best practices.

#SocialSurfing intends to engage with a diverse group of digital citizens and build their capacities for a positive and gender sensitive online experience.

Publications

Annual Report

Repository of organization's activities since the year 1983. Reports and analysis of activities undertaken for women empowerment and social change.


Annual Report

Newsletter

Concise brochures of the organization's performance, on a quarterly basis.


Newsletter

Research Studies

Detailed research reports on Indian women's socio-cultural and legal complexities.


Studies

Books

Copyrighted publication and books written by Dr. Ranjana Kumari, on the socio-cultural, political and legal problems of Indian women.


Books

Second Wind

Social Surfing

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facebook Activity

Twitter Activity