The Capacity building of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) is critical to empower women to participate effectively in governance processes. This will help them assume the leadership roles expected of them and guide their villages towards a more prosperous future.
The 73rd amendment to the Constitution of India has bestowed Panchayats with functional, financial and administrative powers and responsibilities for overall development, and this is a great opportunity for women to participate in nation-building.
Empowered EWRs can ensure the percolation of knowledge, awareness and legal empowerment. This training programme of WCD Ministry will ultimately train approximately 20,000 EWRs, covering approximately 50 EWRs from each district. They will serve as catalysts for social change and function as peer facilitators in the field.
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