Let’s promote equality 20222023-03-06T14:47:25+05:30

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022 (IWD 2022) is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response to build a more sustainable future for all.

Source: unwomen.org

Once again, the French network in India is committed to equality and fighting against any form of discrimination. Join the initiative!

Wherever you are in India, take action against discrimination. Organize your own event and showcase it on the Equality map. Take part in our events.

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  1. In 2015 there were only 21 female heads of state in the entire world. Although women make up 49.6% of the world’s population, only 11 women served as heads of state in 2015, whilst 10 served as heads of government. Worldwide, only 22% of parliamentarians are female.
  2. Over 150 countries have at least one actively sexist law
  3. Each minute, 28 girls are married before they are ready
  4. 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime
  5. In most countries, women only earn between 60 and 75% of men’s wages – for the same work
  6. There are approximately 781 million illiterate adults worldwide – two-thirds of whom are women
  7. 63 million girls still need to go to school

Source: Global Citizen.

#breakthebias | The French Institute in India joins the movement

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Activities of the French Institute

Concours Cinérama

This video competition is organized on the occasion of the International Women's Rights Day on March 8, 2022, and Francophonie month.

News & Events

Closing the gender gap for women could help economies out of crisis. Here’s how!

Gender Equality in Higher Education, Research and Innovation

Webinar on Gender Equality in Higher Education, Research and Innovation by CNRS

February 10 @ 10:45 am

Table ronde numérique « Le génie féminin dans les arts et la littérature »

March 8 @ 9:30 pm


Podcast series

Transman – A Journey to Oneself
Trial & Tribulations of Women in Media
Inclusive Public Space



Women in Science

April 19, 2021 @ 18:30 - June 21, 2021 @ 20:30

The prime objective of the project is to revisit and document the common history of science and technology between India and France.


June 11, 2021 @ 18:30 - 20:30

Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime.

The feminist icon

June 30, 2021 @ 18:30 - 20:30

French author Simone de Beauvoir have had a considerable influence on feminist theory and gender studies around the world.

“Woman is born free and remains equal to man in rights. Social distinctions may only be based on common utility.”

Olympe de Gouges, 1791

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