India

Street Theatre (Orissa, India)

Ankuran in Rayagada, NSS in Angul and PIPAR in Dhenkanal hosted street theatre programmes on various panchayat processes as part of their awareness program. Titled "My Village, My Plan," the first of the plays in Rayagada focused on the constitution and importance of the Palli...
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Research/Studies (Orissa, India)

Report on SWEEPSince panchayat elections were held in Orissa in 2007, an extensive campaign was undertaken from mid 2006 until the run-up to the elections in February 2007. The results of this campaign were most encouraging with The Hunger Project working areas recording an...
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Broad Issues Affecting Women’s Leadership in Orissa, India

IlliteracyIn a twist to the privilege granted by the PRI Act, the State government of Orissa has inserted a clause which makes it mandatory for EWRs to have written and oral knowledge of Oriya. Now, for a state which has a total female literacy rate of 50.97 percent and with...
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Future Plans (Orissa, India)

Federation Building of Elected Women LeadersSince the EWRs are found to be mostly uninformed about the processes, a federation of women leaders can help in sharing relevant experiences and disseminating vital information regarding their roles, responsibilities, powers and...
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Socio-economic Profile of The Hunger Project's Partners in Orissa

District Blocks G.P.s Pop (lakhs) SC (lakhs) ST (lakhs) Total Literacy- (%) Male (%) Female (%) Kalahandi 13 273 13.34 1.92 3.27 46.20 62.28 29.56 Gajapati 7 129 5.18 0.40 2.18 41.73 55.14 28.91 Anugul 8 209 11.39 1.62 1.12 69.40 82.02 56.01 Rayagada 11 171 8.23 1.02 4....
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Overview of Local NGO Partners in Orissa, India

DAPTAOperational Area: 71 Women-headed Gram Panchayats of nine blocks of Kalahandi District. DAPTA has been one of our partners over the last four years. The operational area of DAPTA is Kalahandi District, which is one of the poorest areas. They have been working in nine blocks...
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The Hunger Project Team in Orissa, India

Aradhana NandaAradhana joined The Hunger Project as the State Coordinator Orissa in 2004. Her areas of interest are leadership building of women in Panchayati Raj. Before joining The Hunger Project, Aradhana worked with and was a founding member of Friends Association for Rural...
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The Hunger Project Celebrates International Women's Day around the World

The Hunger Project (THP) celebrated International Women's Day 2009 (acknowledged by the United Nations on March 8) throughout the world. Here are some highlights from our countries:Bangladesh: About 450 International Women's Day events were celebrated throughout Bangladesh....
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