"Nai Roshni" The Scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women

Background

The status of women in the country, particularly those from the disadvantaged sections of the society, is unfavorable. A girl child suffers from discrimination even before birth and also after birth in the allocation of household resources such as food, education, access to health care and at puberty, sometimes coerced into early marriage. Most women in the rural areas suffer from double burden of carrying out less quantifiable work like cooking, fetching water, sending children to school along with agriculture labour, feeding cattle, milking cows, etc., while the men folk perform defined activities like selling milk and grains produced by the household. Women in the minority communities fare badly too. They are not just a minority, but the 'marginalized majority' and are sidelined in decision making in the family, and usually cut off from full involvement in the workings of the community and form an equal share in the rewards from social institutions.

Objective

The objective of the scheme is to empower and instill confidence among minority women, including their neighbors from other communities living in the same village/locality, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting with Government systems, banks and other institutions at all levels.

Empowerment of women from the minority communities and emboldening them to move out of the confines of their home and community and assume leadership roles and assert their rights, collectively or individually, in accessing services, facilities, skills and opportunities besides claiming their due share of development benefits of the Government for improving their lives and living conditions. This includes economic empowerment of the trainee women so that they ultimately become independent and confident members of the society

Target Group and Distribution

Target Group includes women belonging to all minorities notified under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 viz. Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Zoroastrian (Parsis) and Jain. However, to further strengthen the mosaic of plurality in the society and bring about solidarity and unity through their own efforts to improve their lot, the scheme permits a mix of women from non-minority communities not exceeding 25% of a project proposal. Efforts should be made by the Organization for having a representative mix of women from SCs/STs/OBCs, women with disabilities and other communities under within this 25% group.

Training Commencement

Leadership Development Training Programme under the "Nai Roshni" The Scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women" of Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India.

DETAIL OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME DATE & VENUE

Sl. No. Name of the Training Total No. of Minority Women in a Batch Venue Start Date End Date
1. Leadership Development Programme 25 Phansidewa Bansgaon Kismat GP Training Hall, Phansidewa Bansgaon Kismat GP, Phansidewa Block, Phansidewa 14/03/2019 22/03/2019
2. Leadership Development Programme 25 Jalash Nizamtara GP Training Hall, Jalash Nizamtara GP, Leuisipukuri, Phansidewa Block 14/03/2019 22/03/2019
3. Leadership Development Programme 25 Phansidewa Block Development Office, Phansidewa, Dist: Darjeeling 15/03/2019 23/03/2019
4. Leadership Development Programme 25 Balason Society for Improved Environment, Phansidewa More, P.O. Kadamtala, Pin-734011 15/03/2019 23/03/2019
5. Leadership Development Programme 25 Kawakhali, , Matigara-I GP, P.O: Susrut Nagar, Dist: Darjeeling 18/03/2018 26/03/2019

Programme Schedule Leadership Development Training Programme for Minority Women

Duration: 6 Days
Day 1
10:00 am – 11:00 am Registration of Trainees and Distribution of Kits
11:00 am – 11:15 am Tea Break
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Leadership and Women
12:30 pm – 01:00 pm Empowerment of Women and Gender Equality
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm Empowerment of Women and Gender Equality (Continued)
03:30 pm – 04:00 pm Introduction to Government Mechanisms
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm Tea Break
04:15 pm – 05:00 pm Introduction to Government Mechanisms (Continued)
Day 2
10:00 am – 10:15 am Recap
10:15 am – 11:00 am Swachh Bharat Mission
11:00 am – 11:30 am Health and Nutriton - A Situational Analysis
11:30 am – 11:45 pm Tea Break
11:45 am- 1:00 pm Health and Nutrition – A Life Cycle Approach
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm – 04:00 pm Government Initiatives for the Development and Care of Children and Women
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm Tea Break
04:15 pm – 05:00 pm Safe Drinking Water and Food Adulteration
Day 3
10:00 am – 10:15 am Recap
10:15 am – 11:30 am Rights and Constitutional Provisions for Women
11:30 am – 11:45 am Tea Break
11:45 am – 01:00 pm Violence against Women and Related Acts
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm – 04:00 pm Violence against Women and Related Acts (Continued)
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm Tea Break
04:15 pm – 05:00 pm Other Legal Provisions and Initiatives
Day 4
10:00 am – 10:15 am Recap
10:15 am – 11:30 am Inculcating Life Skills
11:30 am – 11:45 am Tea Break
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Inculcating Life Skills (Continued)
12:30 pm -01:00 pm Self Help Groups and Skill Development Programmes
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm – 02:30 pm Self Help Groups and Skill Development Programmes (Continued)
02:30 pm – 04:00 pm Digital Literacy and Accessing Public Services
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm Tea Break
04:15 pm – 05:00 pm Financial Systems-An Introduction
Day 5
10:00 am – 10:15 am Recap
10:15 am – 11:00 am Importance of Education, Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009
11:00 am – 11:30 am Educational Programmes for Girl Child, Adolescent Girls and Women by
Ministry of Human Resource Development
11:30 am – 11:45 am Tea Break
11:45 am – 01:00 pm Educational Programmes for Girl Child, Adolescent Girls and Women by
Ministry of Human Resource Development (Continued)
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm – 04:00 pm Scholarship Programmes of Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA), Direct
Benefit t Transfer and National Scholarships Portal
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm Tea Break
04:15 pm – 05:00 pm Distance Education and Open Learning
Day 6
10:00 am – 10:15 am Recap
10:15 am– 11:30 am Community Participation and Mobilization
11:30 am – 11:45 am Tea Break
11:45 am – 01:00 pm Social and Behavior Change Communication
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm – 04:00 pm Advocacy
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm Tea Break
04:15 pm – 05:00 pm Feedback and Concluding Session