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|
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.