NGO Coordination (Orissa, India)
To further the cause of women's empowerment and make other organizations include a women's leadership component in their strategy, partner NGOs have been in contact with other local organizations and have held discussions with them. This has been especially possible in Gajapati where other NGOs were motivated to include development of women's leadership. In the districts where our partners such as DAPTA, AYAUSKAM, IWD and NSS work with local community-based organizations (CBOs) and other local groups, meetings are held every month to discuss the learning and feedback of partners and also plan future courses of action. The various constraints that are faced in course of their activities are discussed and partners' observations of the progress of work are shared.