Bihar

THP in Bihar

THP in Bihar

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News from THP in Bihar

Convention of 200 EWRs in Bihar - On 28th June 2011, to celebrate the victory of women in their new roles as political leaders stepping forward in the public sphere with greater responsibilities- The Hunger Project in Patna, Bihar organized a convention( samellan) of around 200 Elected Women Representatives across seven districts, namely, Muzaffarpur, Jehanabad, Rohtas, Madhubani, West Champaran, Jamui, and Nalanda. … Continue reading
Future Plans - Women’s Participation in Election – THP Bihar would focus on alliance building amongst the elected women themselves and between the elected women and other women’s groups (like SHGs) to counter the pressure on them (from family members, community in general, as well as government officials) while they take decisions related to Panchayat governance. This would … Continue reading
Broad Issues Affecting Women's Leadership In Bihar - Patriarchy – Patriarchy has been an unbeaten challenge in the context of Bihar when it comes to promote women leadership. It is so deeply inherited that women keep a distance from entering into political arena. It can also be understood from the study on the ‘gender based violence against the women candidates in Panchayat Elections … Continue reading
Federations of Elected Women Leaders - The need to federate is a natural outcome of THP trainings and has become the most effective next step needed by elected women representatives. As shared by THP Partners and the team on the ground, “Prior to THP trainings, women were not participating effectively on the ground, hence there was no question of them wanting … Continue reading
Partner Organisations In Bihar - This year the focus is on Awareness Building on Gender Discrimination centered around Reproductive Rights, Reproductive Health & Gender Justice in Bihar. Abhiyan: The organization works in conflict prone areas of Bihar, where there is s strong land rights movement. They work on the issues of local self-governance, right to food, women empowerment, health and … Continue reading
RTI in BIHAR - In September 2009, THP launched an intensive four month awareness campaign on the Right to Information (RTI) Act in the state of Bihar. The intervention proposed a three-fold strategy to impact a large population in order to create a conducive and enabling environment for the active implementation of the RTI Act. While the primary focus … Continue reading
Capacity Building Initiatives - STRENGTHENING WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP: Women Leadership Workshops – 2 Need Based Workshops on NREGA, RTF, RTI, PR Act, Gram Sabha, etc. – 22 ‘Training of Trainers’ on Federation and RTI – 2 Panchayat Level Meetings for federation – 193 FederationBuilding Workshops – 29 Follow-up Meetings for strengthening federation – 29 Federation Meetings at Block Levels (Technical … Continue reading
THP in BIHAR - After the Panchayat Elections in 2001, THP organized a workshop with EWRs and Civil Society Organizations in Bihar. THP then started working on Strengthening Women’s Leadership through a 5-day module which comprised of Women’s Leadership Workshop of 3 days and Panchayati Raj Institution Technical Input of 2 days. From 2005-06, THP started following the Five-Year … Continue reading
Bihar: Brief Profile - Bihar is the twelfth largest state of India and also its third most populous state, with 8.07% of the country’s population. This eastern state comprises of 38 districts, and has close to 85% rural population. Eighty-five percent of this inhabits the rural areas and the state lags behind other states in human development and economic … Continue reading