Rural Development

Women Empowerment

Women are the key agents of sustainable development and women’s equality and empowerment are seen as central to a more holistic approach towards establishing new patterns and processes of development that are sustainable. IIRD maintains that it is crucial that women empowerment should be a key aspect of all social development programs. It has also worked for Improved Maternal and Child Healthcare with intent to facilitate innovation in the delivery of maternal and child healthcare services. 


To allow women to the means which will allow them to play an active role in their own development and society through empowering women representatives and adolescent girls, by raising awareness and building capacity. The program at a glace

Program Area and Time Supporting Agency No of lives affected (approx)
Mahila Mandal Representative Training (MMRT) Rajasthan, 1997- 1998 Department of Women and Child Development, (GoR) and UNICEF 3787 women trained
Empowerment and Capacity Building for Adolescent Girls of Slums in Jaipur 2001-2002 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 120 girls trained for various livelihood generation
Life Skill Education and Counseling to Adolescent Girls 2001-2003 Save the Children Fund (SCF) 100 girls trained for various livelihood generation
Women Livelihood Restoration Project – WLRP Bhachau, Kutch (Gujarat), 2002 Government of India, Government of Gujarat 105 women
Maternal and Child Health Programs (Aanchal se AanganTak) Khanpur, Jhalrapatan, 2006-7 UNICEF 300 villages
SHG Formation and microfinance Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh Various agencies 45000
Leading Women Empowerment and Child Development Discussions Ongoing studies, research and monitoring Various partners Awareness raising campaigns and research studies co-ordinations