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Partner Organisations

Partner Organisations

The Hunger Project, in partnership with NEST works intensively in building women’s’ leadership.  The strategy is to reach out to all women-headed Panchayats and also to the women panchayat members through WLWs and federation building initiatives. NORTH EAST SOCIAL TRUST (NEST) – A non-governmental organization working in the north east state of Assam for the development of marginalized communities in … Continue reading

THP in Assam

THP in Assam

The Hunger Project has had a presence is Assam since 2003. Spread over three districts the program covered 24 development blocks and 294-gram panchayats in partnership with the North East Social Trust, there has been an intensive program of capacity building of elected women representatives. The program began with a focus on capacity building. Women’s … Continue reading

Assam: Brief Profile

Assam: Brief Profile

State Boundaries: East : Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur West : West Bengal and Meghalaya North : Arunachal Pradesh South : Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura International Boundary: North : Bhutan West : Bangladesh Demographic Indicators: Population (2001): 26,655,528 Literacy rate: 64.28% (2001 census) Sex Ratio: 1000: 965 Health Indicators: The Total Fertility Rate … Continue reading

EWR Federations

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 … Continue reading

THP in Assam: 2008-2009

THP in Assam: 2008-2009

After the 73rd Constitutional Amendment, Assam held Panchayat Elections after 8 years, in 2001. The Hunger Project began work in the state in 2003. The major thrust was on the Capacity Building of the newly Elected Women Representatives. The recent Panchayat elections in Assam concluded in January 2008.In the first year after the elections, the … Continue reading