Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality is a part of Ashoka University, a pioneer in multidisciplinary liberal education in India. The Centre is the first in the country to conduct research on both gender and sexuality. It will house researchers working on these subjects in local and global contexts, and will work out ways in which this research can impact activist interventions in daily life. CSGS also hopes to become a one-stop archival space for all academics, activists, and media people working on issues of gender and sexuality. The Centre sees itself as fulfilling a global requirement that will be fully responsive to local needs.