Elected To Lead: Women Representatives In Gram Panchayats
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 the active participation of women in decision-making processes related to local governance will deepen democracy and ensure inclusive development, which is socially just and gender equal.
Towards Empowered Elected
Women Leaders In Local Governance
Our strategies and interventions recognise the unique problems that are faced by the most vulnerable and marginalised communities in accessing their rights and entitlements, and we focus on how elected women representatives can exercise their power to address these.
Women’s Leadership Initiatives
Promote and support elected women’s leadership in local governance
Access to Rights and Entitlements
Ensuring the most marginalised and vulnerable communities in Panchayats can access their rights and entitlements
Advocating Women’s Empowerment
Build a national dialogue to advocate for women’s political empowerment
Facilitating Learning and Exchange
Facilitating greater cross learning and exchange across multiple spaces
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.