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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

THP in Uttarakhand

THP in Uttarakhand

A new beginning – 2007 In 2007 NGOs in Uttarakhand identified for THP partnership Started work since December 2007 with SWEEP in Garhwal and Kumaon regions & 7 districts 5 Partners- SBMA, Mahila Haat, Lakshmi Ashram, GUS, Arpan and 450 GPs covered during SWEEP Elections in September 2008 Strategy: IEC, radio, street theatre & village … Continue reading

THP in Tamil Nadu

THP in Tamil Nadu

The Hunger Project has been working independently through its state office in Tamil Nadu since 2005. Through the past five years, THP has achieved the following breakthroughs in Tamil Nadu: Implementation of the SWEEP campaign as planned with more areas covered and more women trained on the electoral process Development of a good working relationship … 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

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

THP in Maharashtra

THP in Maharashtra

The Hunger Project (THP) has been working in Maharashtra with a focus on social mobilization, building mass based cadres, capacity enhancement, building block level women’s organizations, media workshops & advocacy and alliance building with other like-minded organizations. Maharashtra is perhaps the only state in India where all the Panchayats do not go to poll at … Continue reading

THP in Madhya Pradesh

THP in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh was the first state in the country to implement the 73rd and 74th Amendment to the Constitution. However, though the percentage of women in local governance has increased in the last 17 years, the elected women representatives are still severely marginalized in a state ridden with feudal and caste wars and need hand … Continue reading

THP in Karnataka

THP in Karnataka

The Hunger Project has been working with elected women representatives in Karnataka since the year 2001. Since then we have been holding women’s leadership workshops and have trained elected women representatives from various districts of Karnataka. Karnataka is one of the few states in India that has made remarkable efforts to make Panchayats stronger and … Continue reading