Capacity building for women PRI leaders

The Panchayati Raj Campaign, initiated by The Hunger Project, is a comprehensive programme to empower women leaders in panchayat to strengthen their participation in decision-making process.   The presence of women representatives in grassroots democracy has increased over the years because of affirmative action policies implemented by the government. However, representation is not synonymous with Read More …

Advocating for girl’s leadership

Advocate for Girls’ Leadership programme, implemented in Pali district of Rajasthan, forms Bal Sabhas within government school framework to stimulate girls’ participation in growth and development issues.   The patriarchal nature of our society has often worked to relegate girls to the household and to less enterprising roles. They are excluded from family decision-making process Read More …

Participatory planning to strengthen decentralisation

The People’s Plan Campaign in Kerala is the largest decentralisation programme in India where participatory approach was followed successfully to devolve financial powers upto the panchayat level.   Despite the widespread popularity of the idea of decentralisation in the country, not many Indian states have given adequate attention to decentralised governance. In 1996, Kerala has Read More …