Engendering Rural Livelihoods: Supporting Gender Responsive Implementation and Monitoring of the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP)

Authors/editor(s): ANANDI

UN Women entered into a partnership with ANANDI to strengthen gender perspectives in the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) and to gear the NRLM towards gender equality and women’s empowerment.  Two State Rural Livelihood Missions of Madhya Pradesh (MPSRLM) and Bihar (JEEViKA BRLPS) were identified, and pilots were initiated under this program in select districts. ANANDI and UN Women believe that there exists a unique opportunity within NRLM to promote women’s empowerment by addressing structural inequalities and inequities through collectives and strengthening women’s institutions, voice and agency. In order to do so, the program has to make efforts to address women’s positive self-image and identity, dignity and bodily integrity, build assets (including use, control and ownership of resources, knowledge and technical capacities), recognize, reduce and redistribute women’s work.

ANANDI and UN Women believe that there exists a unique opportunity within NRLM to promote women’s empowerment by addressing structural inequalities and inequities through collectives and strengthening women’s institutions, women’s voice and agency. In order to do so, the program has to make efforts to address women’s positive self-image and identity, dignity and bodily integrity, build assets (including use, control and ownership of resources), recognize, reduce and redistribute women’s work.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: India

Subject area(s): Rural women; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Economic empowerment

Resource type: Assessments; Project/programme reports

Publication year: 2016

Number of pages: 57