A Report of the SWEEP Campaign in Tamil Nadu 2006
Prepared by Lalitha N., Program Officer The Hunger Project-India in Tamil Nadu
This report shows the accomplishments of the Strengthening Women’s Empowerment through Electoral Process (SWEEP) campaign in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in 2006. This program works to educate women about the roles they can play in village council elections. The Hunger Project-India in Tamil Nadu partnered with 23 other NGOs for this program. Teams campaigned in Tamil Nadu through diverse medium, such as drama and dance, to bring women the facts about their rights under the Indian Constitution. The report details the numbers of women who were trained by the program and those who went on to participate in elections as nominees as well as in other roles.