National Mission for Empowerment of Women

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National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW), an umbrella mission to strengthen inter-sectoral convergence and facilitate the process of coordination of all the women’s welfare and socio-economic development programmes across ministries and departments.

The NMEW was launched on 8 March 2010 to ensure economic and social empowerment of women.

The NMEW is piloting the ‘convergence model’ across the country in 32 select districts with the aim of bridging the gap between demand and supply of women-related services by undertaking realistic estimates of the demand, creating greater awareness about womenbased schemes and programmes of the Government, augmenting the demand for various services/schemes for women, and connecting them with the service providers.

Under this scheme government has started the first point of contact for woman which is known as the Poorna Shakti Kendra (PSK).

PSK is the point of focal point action on ground through which the services to grassroots women would be facilitated. Village coordinators at the Kendras would reach out to the women with the motto "HUM SUNENGE NAARI KI BAAT".

The model includes introduction of convergence-cum-facilitation centres for women at district, tehsil/block and village levels. The first such pilot convergence project was launched in Pali district in Rajasthan on 16 September 2011 with the opening of 150 village-level centres.

These are the main focus of NMEW: Access to health, drinking water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for women. It will try to provide all girls especially those belonging to vulnerable groups in schools from primary to class 12. Higher and Professional education for girls/women and will ensure the deliverance of Skill development, Micro credit, Vocational Training, Entrepreneurship, SHG development for women empowerment along with Gender sensitization and dissemination of information.

NMEW will take steps to prevent crime against women and taking steps for a safe environment for women in the country.

National Mission for Empowerment of Women has own website The National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW) was launched by the Government of India on International Women’s Day in 2010 with the aim to strengthen overall processes that promote all-round development of women

It has the mandate to strengthen the inter-sector convergence; facilitate the process of coordinating all the women’s welfare and socio-economic development programmes across ministries and departments. The Mission aims to provide a single window service for all programmes run by the Government for Women under aegis of various Central Ministries.

In light with its mandate, the Mission has been named Mission Poorna Shakti, implying a vision for holistic empowerment of women.

The National Resource Centre for Women has been set up which functions as a national convergence centre for all schemes and programmes for women. It acts as a central repository of knowledge, information, research and data on all gender related issues and is the main body servicing the National and State Mission Authority.

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