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THE HUNGER PROJECT INDIA

Elected To Lead: Women Representatives In Panchayats(local village councils)

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Who we are

A Global, Non-Profit, Strategic Organisation

The Hunger Project (THP) is committed to ending hunger and extreme poverty. It runs programmes across 12 countries in Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

In India, the aim is to encourage transformative leadership through a holistic approach. THP India firmly believes that active participation of women in political and decision-making processes at the grassroots level will deepen democracy, promote good governance, and ensure local development, which is socially just and gender equal.

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Our Objectives

Towards Empowered Elected Women Leaders In Local Governance

Our strategies and interventions recognise the unique problems that are faced by women in accessing their rights and entitlements, and we focus on how elected women representatives can claim these.

Core programme strategy

Strengthening Women’s Leadership

The core strategies of THP India have two broad thrusts – one focuses on developing the capacities and leadership skills of elected women, and the other on creating and strengthening the support structures for elected women to function effectively. These are firmly rooted in the core principles of – gender equality, social justice, inclusion, collaboration, accountability, and decentralisation.

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Where we work

Our Outreach Spans Across Six States

We have successfully engaged with 1,83,000 elected women representatives with the aim of strengthening women’s quality participation in rural governance.

Our engagement outreach
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    1779Gram Panchayats

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    48Districts

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    88Blocks

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    40Partners

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Karnataka

Partners Districts Blocks Gram Panchayats Elected Women Representatives
7 11 25 389 1300

Rajasthan

Partners Districts Blocks Gram Panchayats Elected Women Representatives
5 6 10 350 1000

Odisha

Partners Districts Blocks Gram Panchayats Elected Women Representatives
15 16 26 431 3158

Bihar

Partners Districts Blocks Gram Panchayats Elected Women Representatives
4 4 10 148 657

Madhya Pradesh

Partners Districts Blocks Gram Panchayats Elected Women Representatives
5 7 7 206 811

Uttarakhand

Partners Districts Blocks Gram Panchayats Elected Women Representatives
5 4 10 298 902
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Susheela Saket

Susheela is serving as a ward member of her gram panchayat (village council) in Madhya Pradesh, India. Her experience as an Elected Women Representative has particularly made her realize that a united collective effort by the people is capable of ushering in significant social transformation in the community.
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