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Status of Women in Odisha

Status of Women in Odisha

Survival:   Even though Odisha had a favorable sex-ratio compared to the national average as per the 1996-2001 estimates, a disturbing trend has also been recorded since then, regarding falling female to male sex-ratios. Life expectancy of women in Odisha stands at 62.4%. The decline in female to male ratios(FMR) is most seen in the … Continue reading

Odisha: Brief Profile

Odisha: Brief Profile

Odisha, located in the eastern coast of India is a state with immense potential in natural resources owing to its fertile land and rich mineral resources like coal, iron and bauxite. The state is touched by the Bay of Bengal in the east; Chhatisgarh in the west and Andhra Pradesh in the south. It has … Continue reading

Partner Organisations

Partner Organisations

The focus in Odisha will be on Federation Building & Strengthening of Elected Women. DAPTA – This organization works in one of the most backward and poorest districts in the state. It leads a network of 12 organizations under the “Loka Adhikar Samukhya (LASK)”which is actively involved in the issues of right to life and food in the … Continue reading

Future Plans

Future Plans

FEDERATIONS Continue Federation building and link following issues: Campaign against TCN, No Confidence Motion & de-reservation of women’s seats, Use of RTI to ensure greater transparency and accountability in panchayats Avail information on schemes, real beneficiaries, and work to avail these to the needy in respective areas, Demand increase of women’s seats to 50% in … Continue reading

RTI in Odisha

RTI in Odisha

A major program last year was that of the Awareness Campaign on the Right to Information Act, which was undertaken by THP and supported by UNDP. This was of special importance since it is a well known fact that even though there are a plethora of schemes and programmes for the rural poor, not much … Continue reading

Making Panchayats Effective

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 … Continue reading

Programmes in Odisha

Programmes in Odisha

Federation Building: Federation building of EWRs was the main activity in 2009. Even though the initial training programs were held in the previous year, it was only last year that EWRs got the real import of the program. Hence to create full ownership of their respective federations, preliminary discussions regarding the process of federation building … Continue reading

Workshop on Sexual Harassment at Workplace, and PRI

Workshop on Sexual Harassment at Workplace, and PRI

Since incidents of violence and hostility against women leaders are being increasingly reported from the panchayats, and non- cooperation by colleagues and even government officials at work demoralizing elected women representatives further, it was necessary to inform all stakeholders in the PRI system about the underlying notions of such unfairness and means of redress as … Continue reading

THP in Odisha

THP in Odisha

The Hunger Project started its activities in Odisha in 2004 and is working in seven districts of Odisha with six partners. In Odisha, about 40 percent of the population is below the poverty line. The Hunger Project, along with its partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs), has undertaken activities to train and inform elected women representatives at … Continue reading