EWR Federations

NEST has initiated the process of federation building in the first year of the election term itself. Carrying on the process since the previous term, Block Elected Women Representatives’ Forums have been formed in all twenty-five blocks across the three districts of Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat. In the first year of the election term, three rounds of meetings have been held with each BEWRF.

Round I: Welcome and felicitation

Round II: Panchayati Raj, 73rd amendment and NREGA

Round III: Aims at giving information to ERWs Activity mapping in the state

District No. of BEWRFs No. of Participants No. of EWRs
Golaghat 22 938 468
Jorhat 25 1181 587
Lakhimpur 28 1407 541
Total 75 3526 1596

Documentation: A documentation of the federation building process- Block Elected Women Representatives’ Forums (BEWRF) initiated by NEST since 2004 has been completed. The document describes the journey made by these forums since their inception till date including the process followed in the formation, the structure, membership, accomplishments, challenges, their relationship with political parties, and their plans to develop further.

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