NITI Aayog launches Women Transforming India initiative
Union Government’s premier think-tank NITI Aayog has launched the ‘Women Transforming India’ initiative.
The initiative was launched on the eve of International Women’s Day (8th March) in partnership with the United Nations and MyGov.
- Through this initiative NITI Aayog seeks to directly engage with women leaders from across urban and rural areas of India.
- It will collect entries in the form of written essays/stories, preferably accompanied by photographs that set a context to the narrative.
- These stories will be reflecting new ground broken by women in empowering themselves and others or challenging stereotypes.
This initiative is also considered as an important step forward in furthering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which includes Gender as a one of the stand-alone goal. NITI Aayog has been entrusted with the responsibility to plan, coordinate and monitor SDG efforts across Union Ministries and State governments.