Mankea Gandhi launches an intensive program to train Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, the Minister of Women and Child Development, has launched an intensive training program for Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Master Trainers in New Delhi on November 27, 2017. This capacity building program is being organized by National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) of the WCD Ministry which will ultimately train approximately twenty thousand EWRs covering nearly 50 EWRs from each district by March, 2018. The training program will include simple engineering skills will give EWRs an insight into women’s issues as well as focus on education and financial matters. The Capacity building of EWRs is critical to empower women to participate effectively in the governance processes. This will help them assume the leadership roles expected of them and guide their villages towards a more prosperous future.

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