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NITI Aayog launches Women Transforming India Campaign

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The NITI Aayog as a part of International Women’s Day launched the Women Transforming India initiative in partnership with the UN in India and MyGov.

Empowerment through essays:

NITI Aayog seeks for entries in the form of written essays/stories. These stories should reflect new ground broken by women in empowering themselves/others, or of challenging stereotypes.

Features of the CampaignWomen Transforming India Campaign

  • To encourage and recognize women who have made a difference, particularly, by demonstrating leadership in the economic, socio-cultural and environmental front.
  • To encourage the stories of change fostered through the setting up of small businesses/enterprises to generate livelihood opportunities for communities, challenging discriminatory practices/norms, or preserving the environment and responding to challenges of climate change.
  • To identify successes in leading change achieved either through the use of technology or by employing innovating on-ground
  • It will also sensitize citizens to gender issues and seek to promote gender equity and equality, through a variety of media.
  • Women Transforming India is consistent with the government’s renewed commitment to advancing gender equality

Schemes to support women

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
  • Sukanya Samridhi Yojana and
  • Janani Suraksha Yojana