Elected Women Representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched an intensive training program for Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Master Trainers. This capacity building program is being organized by National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) of the WCD Ministry which will ultimately train approximately twenty thousand EWRs covering nearly 50 EWRs from each district by March, 2018.
Training two lakh women sarpanches across the country will help bring following important changes:
It will help to create model villages.
It will help prepare women as political leaders of the future.
The training program will include simple engineering skills will give them an insight into women’s issues as well as focus on education and financial matters.
The Capacity building of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) is critical to empower women to participate effectively in the governance processes. This will help them assume the leadership roles expected of them and guide their villages towards a more prosperous future.