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Women’s Empowerment: NITI Aayog’s Compendium on Best Practices in Social Sector 2023

  

Source: Niti Aayog

Every day, in this section we are bringing best practices from each category. Today’s best practices will cover  ‘Women’s empowerment ’

Initiatives:

InitiativeDescriptionImpact
Navchetna Bakery – Livelihood Generation (Dhantewada, Chhattisgarh)The Navchetna bakery is run exclusively by women who were trafficked and rescued, and members of the transgender and differently-abled community.Use of local and nutritious produce to make unique bakery items; Skill development of women; Empowering members of the transgender and differently-abled community
Aabha Sakhis (Madhya Pradesh Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company)The Aabha Sakhis encourage people to take up legal electricity connections and pay their bills on time. They aim to change societal attitudes towards women while promoting legal compliance. The initiative provides stipends to women, increasing their financial independence.Financial independence of women; Increased decision-making capacity; Transfer of illegal connections to legal connections
Biz Sakhi: Community-Based Mentors for Women Entrepreneurship and Promotion and Empowerment (Karnataka)Biz Sakhi focuses on improving access to entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for women in rural and urban areas. It provides awareness, psychosocial support, skill enhancement, mentorship, and linkages for women entrepreneurs.8-13% increase in profitability of women entrepreneurs supported by Biz Sakhi
Bleed with Pride (Imphal, Manipur)It aims to empower women and young girls by promoting awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding menstruation. The initiative promotes the use of reusable pads. Breaking of taboo and discriminatory practices surrounding menstruation; Reduced financial burden on families since the pads are reusable