Case Study MP and Delhi

case study mp and delhi

Each case story in this documentation resonates with the need for developing skills in women to manage productive resources better. This case study compilation is a part of a wider study that compiles evidence on the gender resource data gap. Development plans at all levels need to set asides parcels of land use as women resource zone built within it for women to access both built and natural infrastructure, as women have been historically denied equal access to resources.
State government needs to intervene through affirmative action to increase the resource base for women. Women active in the national land right movement got very little in return for investing their energies. State policies for women don’t translate either into active programmes to create gender equality. Therefore, resource gaps between men and women have yet to decrease. Area development plans in which spaces would be demarcated for women to manage and access collectively for care services and livelihoods could be a remedy.

Taal Report Sept 30

Convergence program with a child perspective

SAFP was commissioned to document a convergence program with a child perspective. This draft report is temporarily on SAFP web site to share this report. An example of caring community is witnessed in Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh through the work of TAAL in a project supported by UNICEF. The centre of the activity is a Baal Sammoh or the child rights group of children under from 6 to14yrs who are supported by a Bal Sahayata Dal group of elders that includes Punchayat members . The elders and children select issues that they want to work on in their village and also identify the most needy families who require support from state and central schemes. The TAAL staff trains the   Bal Sahayata Dal to monitor which scheme has reached the families on a monthly basis such that the delivery of entitlements through PDS, Anganwadi, Pension, MNREGA, Nutrition rehabilitation centre etc is done. This is done through a family monitoring of scheme and entitlement delivery card that is kept at a village information and child centre for any one to review.
This community has thus collectively cared for elders and children at Shivpuri with a workable model that can be worked for  institutionalization through out India.The center gets together both adults and children to work upon issues bought to their notice that need to be resolved through the gram
punchayat.  So far the children have succeeded in getting a boundary wall of a school, a land and building grant for a new school building, an aganwadi started in their village. Besides elders are now motivated to organize the centre as a place that can work for convergence of all schemes from the government. Women’s equal participation seems an exclusion in this process so far. The women in Punchayat need to be trained to work on this further.