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WomenPowerConnect is a advocacy body in India. Its a network of NGOs/institutions and Individuals

WomenPowerConnect is a advocacy body in India. Its a network of NGOs/institutions and Individuals

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  • 1. An Advocacy Body for Women
  • 2.  Non-profit & Non-Governmental Organizationdedicated to gender justice and womensempowerment. The largest advocacy body for women inIndia to ensure the effective implementationof gender friendly legislation and ensuringthe active participation of women in policyoutcomes.
  • 3.  It is a membership based organization withboth individual and institutional memberscommitted to creating gender balancedsociety. As of date it has a membership baseof 1400, in 28 states.
  • 4. • Intensive Dialogue OnWomen and LegislativeCoordination On June 5,2004 in New Delhi whichresulted in forming of theWorking Group.Reaching out toorganizations, individuals andinstitutions through 6Regional Meetings inChandigarh, Bangalore,Ranchi, Shilling, Goa & Jaipur Launching with TheFounding Convention onFeb 25th-26th2005 in Delhiwith participants from 27states with three priorityissues ; 33% Reservation forWomenDomestic Violence BillGender just BudgetingLaunching with TheFounding Convention onFeb 25th-26th2005 in Delhiwith participants from 27states with three priorityissues ; 33% Reservation forWomenDomestic Violence BillGender just Budgeting
  • 5.  Major coalition of women’s groups, academicinstitutions, women leaders and concernedindividuals. The ultimate goal of WPC is to dialogue withthe Members of Parliament (MPs) and PolicyMakers at National Level, and raising issuesat Regional and International Forums toinfluence policy level decisions.
  • 6. MissionTo provide timely, just and regular input on public policy,budgets and legislative matters, including their properimplementation for positive impact on the lives of women andchildren and to promote equality between men and women.MissionTo provide timely, just and regular input on public policy,budgets and legislative matters, including their properimplementation for positive impact on the lives of women andchildren and to promote equality between men and women.VisionTo create structures that are inclusive, just anddemocratic, restructuring gender relations from thehome to the state, in order to achieve equality and equityand promote lives of dignity, autonomy and peace.
  • 7.  33% Reservation for Women in Parliament. Gender-Responsive Budgeting Implementation of Protection of Women AgainstDomestic Violence Act 2005 Passage of Sexual Harassment Bill Addressing the Problem of Declining Child SexRatio Addressing the Problem of Child Marriage Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • 8.  Act as a link between the grass roots efforts andnational legislative outcomes Hold Dialogues with Parliament and theGovernment at the national level and fosterdialogue at the state and regional level, to voiceour concerns, needs and interests of women. Influence policy makers. Submit charter of demands, recommendationsand representation of interests to theGovernment.
  • 9.  Bringing Grassroots Together Strategy Development Lobbying & Advocacy Network Building Research & Documentation Projects
  • 10. Bringing everyone on a common Platform so as to amass our strengthand to collectively work towards better Legislative coordination for puttingpressure on the policy makers
  • 11. Identifying the issues concerningwomen and classifying theminto national, regional and localones.Conducting National, Regionaland State Level Consultationsto address the issues.Carry out Advocacy with thegovernment for these issues
  • 12. Lobbying&AdvocacyLetters, Memorandums,Advocacy Documents andPetitions etcAdvocacy WorkshopsCampaigns andRalliesMeetingwithPolicy makers
  • 13.  Bringing together more than 1400 women’sgroups and individuals to join the movement. Establishing state level issue based networks invarious states.
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  • 16.  Member of Central Advisory Board (statutory body) on PC & PNDT ACTGovt. of India (2010) Member, Committee of Experts on Law, National Commission ForWomen, Govt. of India Member, Central Advisory Committee For Prevention of Trafficking inWomen and Children, Govt. of India Member, Regional Complaints Committee (Against Sexual Harassment) ,Reserve Bank of India, Govt. of India Member, Committee on EU-India Relations, India Office, European Union Member, Inquiry Committee to look into the adequacy and effectivenessof relief measures to riot victims in Gujarat, National Commission ofWomen Member of National Committee on Eradication of Child Labour, Govt. ofIndia (2003) Senior Advisor, Ministry of Labor, Government of India (2002) Director, Gender Training Institute, New Delhi (1998-2002) Member, Task Force on Industrial Relations , International Labor Office,Geneva (1996-1997)
  • 17.  Built huge network with more than 1400 institutionaland individual members. Recognition by Members Parliament. Representation on Government committees/ forums WPC delegations have met the President, PrimeMinister, Governor and Chief Ministers of some states,and presented charter of demands to address thepriority issues. Has ECOSOC consultative status Formation of issue based networks in the states
  • 18.  WPC’s Institutional Framework Vast membership base comprising ofstakeholders from various levels
  • 19.  Funding as lobbying is a new concept in India Advocating a prolong activity Financial Sustainability
  • 20.  Strengthening state and regional level networks Capacity building of members and partners Get consultative status in all policy makingforums on women issues, both national andinternational Build financial sustainability Work towards effective implementation ofexisting women friendly laws Create a link from grassroots to parliament,with membership base in all the districts in thecountry
  • 21. WomenPowerConnectA 1/271, First FloorSafdarjung EnclaveNew Delhi 110 029Ph: 91-11-41705270/71/72