Gender Samvaad Event

The Ministry of Rural Development recently launched the Gender Samvaad Event. It is a joint initiative between DAY-NRLM and IWWAGE. The main objective of Gender Samvaad event was to create awareness on gender related interventions under the DAY-NRLM.

DAY-NRLM is Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Rural Livelihood Mission. IWWAGE is Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy.

About Gender Samvaad

  • It provides opportunities to understand the best practices of other states to improve women agencies. For instance, facilitating women’s access to land rights and their engagement in Farmer Producer Organisations, establishing strong institutions for public service delivery, best practices around Food, nutrition, health and water and sanitation.
  • It helps to understand Gender Interventions globally.
  • Also, the event provides opportunities to engage with experts on suggestions to handle implementation barriers.
  • It aims to promote the need to focus on gender issues.

Women in DAY-NRLM

More than sixty million women are now part of DAY-NRLM. It plays a major role in organising them into Self Help Groups. These platforms facilitate livelihood support services for women and facilitates financial opportunities.

DAY-NRLM on Gender issues

The DAY-NRLM launched a gender operational strategy in 2016 to mainstream gender issues. This was achieved through training and capacity building of staff. Also, institutional platforms were established so that women could approach them for their grievances.


It is a poverty relief programme. It is partially supported by the World Bank. It was begun with an agenda to cover seven crore rural poor households through Self Help Groups and support them for livelihoods.


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