Making Women's Voices and Votes Count

kelu sakhiMaking Women's Voices and Votes Count was a two-year project initiated in January 2013, by IT for Change (Karnataka), Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan and Area Networking and Development Initiatives (Gujarat). The project aimed at building a women's political constituency and enhancing the capacities of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) in local governance institutions to effectively engage with formal and informal political structures, in two sites in Gujarat and one site in Karnataka. In specific, the three partnering organisations worked towards enabling the networking of EWRs, and building linkages between EWRs and marginalised women's collectives; and their efforts were supported by UN Women and the National Mission for Empowerment of Women.

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