Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Name of Projects :
1. Mukhymantri Bhikshavriti Nivaran Yojna - “ Shanti Kutir”Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
2. Technical Support for implementation of Gender Resource Centre, Govt. of Bihar
3. Empowering Girls by Addressing Child Marriage        
4. Girls First – An Intervention and Research Initiative for Adolescent Girls in Bihar, India
5. Garima
6. Bitiya Bachao - Abhiyan
7. Mukhyamantri Nari Shakti Yojana
8. Swayamsidha Project
S.No. Name of Project Year Theme Donor Agency
1 Mukhymantri Bhikshavriti Nivaran Yojna – “ Shanti Kutir”  2015 – Ongoing Gender Equality and Women Empowerment SAKSHAM, Social Welfare Dept., Govt. of Bihar
Scope of Work:
Many ultra poor children/individuals/ families in beggary, destitution and ultra poor lacks basic bare minimum needs to survive like food, clothing and shelter. They find shelter under open sky and lives on road side pavements, railway station, bus stand and other places in a very deplorable condition due to circumstantial and varied reasons for bringing them on the verge of utter state of ultra poverty. As a welfare measure, Government of Bihar plans to provide a comprehensive rehabilation services to such children/individuals/families that are in beggary, destitution and ultra poor. Under MBNY scheme "SAKSHAM" has engaged an agency to run a SHORT STAY HOME cum CLASSIFICATION CENTRE for ultra poor children/individuals/families in beggary and destitution to provide rehabilitation, classification and referral services to people in beggary and ultra poor.
2 Technical Support for implementation of Gender Resource Centre, Govt. of Bihar 2015 – 2016 Gender Equality and Women Empowerment CARE INDIA SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Scope of Work:
• The agency will provide implementation and M& E support for making functional GRC at State level, also it will monitor and provide implementation support to the functioning of the Special Cells for Women in Patna district and to the Gender Equity Model in schools
• The agency will be required to coordinate / facilitate the implementation of the Action plan designed for Gender Resource Centre as well as to guide the GRC HR for ongoing coordination with relevant departments on the action plan
• The agency will provide implementation support to the Special Cells and Gender Equity Model in implementation districts and provide status update to WDC and BTAST including compiled MIS and reports
• The agency will also be required to collage key learning’s from innovations; develop and agreed scale up plans for specific innovations with respective departments
• The agency will also coordinate and suggest sustainability plans for GRC, such as suggesting alternative institutional arrangements with technical / academic institutions.
3 Empowering Girls by Addressing Child Marriage 2012 - 2015 Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Women Power Connect / Ford Foundation
Scope of Work :
• Conducting Baseline Survey
• Secondary Research
• Advocacy at  state level
• Community mobilization and awareness activities with key stakeholders at the community level
• Organizing monthly meeting for the formation of task force/watch dog groups to ensure proper implementation of the law
4 Girls First – An Intervention and Research Initiative for Adolescent Girls in Bihar, India 2013 - 2014 Gender Equality and Women Empowerment CORSTONE
Overview :
Girls First is a resilience based training initiative to empower adolescent girls and young women in India with knowledge, skills  and support they need to improve their emotional resilience, physical health – including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) – and educational outcomes. The project includes a robust research component, in which we will test a program that integrates emotional resilience training with physical health training, in comparison with emotional resilience training alone and physical health training alone. We will use a multi-arm cluster –randomized controlled experimental design to test the integrated curriculum among 3600 girls, grades 7-8, in 80 schools in tribal and rural communities in Bihar. 
5 Garima 2010-2011 PCNDT Women Power Connect
Scope of Work :
The purpose of the project is to work with state units of Women Power Connect by identifying Foal Points in each state to implement specific acts in all the state to advocate on the PCPNDT Act, PWDV Act, PCM Act and recognizing Gender Based Violence as a Health issue. Garima aims to ensure that women's issue becomes an integral part of all policy planning in India ad that women's health and socio-economic rights are protected and promoted
6 Bitiya bachao-Abhiyan 2009-2011 PCPNDT/Declining child sex ratio Women Power Connect
Scope of Work :
The purpose of the project is to support to community mobilization and people driven response for preventing sex selection
7 Mukhymantri Nari Shakti Yojna  2009-2010 Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Women Development Corporation
Overview :
Women Development Corporation is implementing the “Mukhya Mantri Narishakti Yojna” (MNSY) under the plan fund of Govt. of Bihar , whereby it has been proposed that women SHGs would be formed on a saturation mode. The objective of the project is women’s empowerment through Institution building, micro finance and livelihoods intervention thereby, economic development for the members of the BPL & their families by organizing them into SHGs. These SHGs formed will comprise of women members only belonging to the BPL or those categorized as poor (WDC criteria). The components of the project outlined to achieve the objective of the economic empowerment of BPL women are :

1. Strengthening of groups & cluster through capacity building which can lead to formation of viable and sustainable CBO
2. Economic empowerment through IGA and Livelihood intervention
3. Convergence with different Govt. schemes
4. Networking
5. Literacy awareness on legal, political & social issues
8 Swayamsidha Project 2002-2005 Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Women Development Corporation
Overview :
Swayamsidha Project engagement of an NGO for organizing and nurturing of 100 Women Self Groups (SHGs) in selected block and district of Bihar i.e. Rajgir Block of Nalanda District. NGO would lay the key role in mobilizing the poor women in the communities and forming them into SHGs and providing on-going support to the SHGs. It is essential that the NGO staff adopt an approach in interacting with the SHGs, which promotes self-reliance and not dependency. Thus, the primary role of lthe NGO would be to motivate and organize groups and to provide the SHG members with opportunities to acquire the skills to manage the group’s affaris. NGO would follow participatory processes in order to promote self-reliance.