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PRADAN Reaching out to Women to participate in the electoral process PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT ACTION (PRADAN)

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1 PRADAN Reaching out to Women to participate in the electoral process PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT ACTION (PRADAN)

2 Content PRADAN Our experience on women’s participation in electoral process Way forward

3 PRADAN Vision Changing the culture to a just and equitable society for self-sustaining change in the human condition Gender equality Governance Institution building Gender equality Governance Institution building Households : 271,921 Revenue villages : 5,159 Blocks : 135 Districts : 41 States : 7

4 PRADAN’S EXPERIENCE ON WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN ELECTORAL PROCESS

5 Mayurbhanj Project Karanjia Block – 13 GPs – 450 SHGs – 5500 women – 29 village level Clusters – 1 block level federation GEA in 2009 – Gender perspective building Theatre of the Oppressed Institutional mapping – Participation in local governance

6 Panchayat election 2012 Focus of the women collective Every women should caste their votes They should not feel pressurized while casting votes More women should contest in the election

7 Base line survey Training to leaders and Trainers Sensitization at SHG/Cluster Campaigning - 68 % women do not attend palli sabha and 20 % women attend but do not speak - 58% Unaware of women’s reservation in Panchyat & role of Panchyat - 60 % Women caste their votes influnced by others Process followed Governance Citizenship

8 Total SeatReserved seat (Women) Nomination filled by women Winning women member Percentage Ward member Sarpanch Panchayat Samiti Member Zilla Parisad Women percentage in PRI system of Karanjia block is 68% Participation of women in panchayat election at Karanjia

9 Women… being a part of governance

10 Way forward Gender perspective building Educating women on CitizenshipShifting Ground Final - Broadband (1) (1).avi


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