Making Panchayats Effective

Gram Sabha and Palli Sabha:

To make women’s voices heard in the village council meetings, where action plans for the year are made, THP has been organizing Gram and Palli sabha mobilizing meetings since the time it started operations in the state. Those efforts are now beginning to yield results and last year, 54 gram sabhas were tracked by THP volunteers across all areas. It is indeed very heartening to note that EWRs are now coming on their own and even influencing other women in their villages to attend these meetings as well. Among the issues raised in the meetings, EWRs are seen to be raising the most basic of needs of their communities like, enlisting the poorest in various welfare schemes pertaining to food security, health, education and livelihoods etc.

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