STATE RESOURCE CENTRE FOR WOMEN (SRCW-NMEW)
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About National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW)
National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW) aims to achieve holistic empowerment of women through convergence of schemes/programmes of different Ministries/Department of Government of India as well as State Governments.
Under the Scheme National Mission for Empowerment of Women, technical support to Ministry of Women and Child Development is being provided by domain experts who are involved in the implementation and monitoring of new initiatives of the Ministry like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP Scheme), One Stop Centres, Women Helpline etc.
The Committee of Governors (CoG) set up to study and recommend strategies for speedy socio-economic empowerment of women recommended the “Establishment of National Mission for socio-economic empowerment of Women”. National Mission for Empowerment of Women was operationalised during the financial year 2011-12 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in April 2011. The focus was to bring convergence of efforts through inter-sectoral coordination amongst different ministries and programmes with Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) as the nodal for achieving holistic empowerment of women.
Following the restructuring of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) during the 12thPlan period, NMEW was approved for continuation as a sub-scheme of the Umbrella Scheme for Protection and Development of Women.
The revised NMEW Scheme aims to achieve holistic empowerment of women through convergence of schemes/programmes of different Ministries/Department of Government of India as well as State Governments. Under the revised Scheme, technical support to Ministry of Women and Child Development is being provided by domain experts who are involved in the implementation and monitoring of new initiatives of the Ministry like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP Scheme), One Stop Centres, Women Helpline etc. and also facilitates convergence of schemes/programmes of different Ministries/Departments with focus on women. At the national level experts engaged in the area of:
- Poverty alleviation economic empowerment,
- Health and nutrition,
- Gender budgeting & Gender mainstreaming,
- Gender rights gender based violence & law enforcement,
- Empowerment of vulnerable & marginalized groups,
- Social empowerment & education,
- Media and advocacy and
- Information technology
The scheme aims strengthen the conceptual and programmatic basis of women centric schemes/programmes implemented by the MWCD, other Ministries and State Government with the mechanism for convergence. Training & Capacity Building to enhance and strengthen understanding of gender issues, build a Resource Pool (trainers) at the National and State level to bridge gaps between knowledge and practice will be the other focus area of NMEW.
About SRCW (State Resource Centre for Women)
State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW) have been established to provide technical assistance to Department of Women and Child Development /Social Welfare in respective States/UT Administration on issues related to women. 24 SRCWs are functional
In order to facilitate convergence of schemes/programs at the ground level, Poorna Shakti Kendra (PSK) project was approved in a pilot mode in selected districts which entails setting up of convergence centres at the district, block and Gram Panchayat (GP) level. 19 PSK projects are operational.
With the learning from Poorna Shakti Kendra project, Village Convergence and Facilitation Service (VCFS) have been approved for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) districts and 200 high burden districts (affected by malnutrition) in the country. VCFS aims to create awareness through Village Coordinators on issues related to women and facilitate convergence & coordination with the Gram Panchayats (GPs).
Convergence through Poorna Shakti Kendra
The Poorna Shakti Kendra (PSK) is the focal point of action on ground through which the services to grassroots women is being facilitated. Village coordinators at the Kendras are reaching to the rural women with the motto "HUM SUNENGE NAARI KI BAAT!"
What the Kendra can offer?
- Information on all the government schemes/services/programmes for women
- Maintain a database of target population
- Awareness generation on legal rights and entitlements
- Facilitate the availability and access to government schemes/services/programmes across health, education and livelihood sectors
- Training and capacity building on various issues like leadership, legal rights etc.
- Organize women into collectives to access various resources
- The Constitution of India &
Legal Provisions of Women
- Constitutional Provisions
- Legal Provisions
- Special Initiatives