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Three powerful new films

Three powerful new films

The Hunger Project is pleased to announce three new short videos that powerfully portray the journey of three elected women representatives in India’s panchayats, from Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. These Films were supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The playlist is here, and you can also reference them individually under the main menu item here: … Continue reading

Rajasthan: Brief Profile

Rajasthan: Brief Profile

Rajasthan is the largest state of the Republic of India by area. It encompasses most of the area of the large, inhospitable Great Indian Desert (Thar Desert), which has an edge paralleling the Sutlej-Indus river valley along its border with Pakistan. The state is bordered by Pakistan to the west, Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast and Punjab to the north. Jaipur is the capital and … Continue reading

Partner Organisations

Partner Organisations

The focus in Rajasthan is on Strengthening leadership of Elected Women Representatives in Gram Panchayats through training workshops in various districts of Rajasthan CENTRE FOR COMMUNITY ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS SOCIETY (CECOEDECON) – Works directly with under privileged and marginalized groups including women, dalits, tribals, small and marginal farmers. They aim at enhancing the capabilities of the community to address … Continue reading

Dialogue with Media

Dialogue with Media

The media plays a vital role in shaping public opinion and influencing policy. Recognizing the media’s potential as a partner in bringing to light the positive changes being brought about by women panchayats representatives, regular dialogue with the media have been held in the state to create an environment conducive to women’s leadership. Media workshops … Continue reading

Mahila Panch- Sarpanch Sangathan

Mahila Panch- Sarpanch Sangathan

Federations of elected women representatives were formed in 11 blocks across seven districts where the Hunger Project is active these federations, formed at the block level have exclusive membership of elected women alone. Each federation has an elected body of office bearers comprising of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Vice-Secretary. Regular meetings of the federations … Continue reading

Programmes in Rajasthan

Programmes in Rajasthan

Training of trainers of partner functionaries In order to build our own capacities and that of partner staff members, The Hunger Project in Rajasthan has undertaken training of trainers and other capacity building workshops to build perspective, skill and knowledge of participants as trainers, as well as gain information needed on themes such as the … Continue reading

Strategy in Rajasthan

Strategy in Rajasthan

In accordance with the 5 year program of The Hunger project, a large state wide program of mobilization and capacity building of elected women representatives has been taking shape through the state. The strategy is – Strengthening the women leadership in Panchayats for their confident and active participation. Joining hands with like minded organizations, individuals … Continue reading

THP in Rajasthan

THP in Rajasthan

Though Panchayati Raj Institutions have had a long standing history in the state of Rajasthan, it was with the enactment of the 73rd constitutional amendment, that Panchayati Raj Institutions came into being as constitutionally mandated bodies of local self governance. Seizing the historic opportunity for women’s participation in local self governance brought in through the … Continue reading