Gender Equity and Empowerment
The National Consultation Report "post 2015 Development Framework observes that Women and girls continue facing social, cultural, health and economic discrimination and the data reflects almost similar percentage even for NE states.In the North Eastern society gender biases continue to be embedded not only in systems of kinship, family relations, religion, culture and law, but also in economic processes as well as institutions such as labour markets. Women and girls have little or no control over land and other productive resources. Women still face violence at domestic front.
Within the states of Tripura, the women from Adivasi tribes face violence at family, community as well as at work place. They do not get equal pay for equal work and even face sexual harassment at work place. In case of single women, they are treated as outcaste by their own family. These women many a times with their children, are thrown out, live on subsistence, and are exploited.
In the states of Arunachal Pradesh, gender gap in literacy is the highest. Women are involved in agro-forest activities for food production and have access to forest resources but they lack equal opportunities in terms of opportunities and learning. They receive less payment compared to the work they carry out with very little job security. Women are not in decision making both within and outside of household because of patriarchal value-systems.Women also suffer domestic violence, physical abuse, and forced marriage. There are high incidences of child marriage, polygamy, bride price, etc.
Goal- Women have access to opportunity, rights over resources, decision making and take control of their lives
- Marginalized 300 Single women are organized and empowered to participate in development process, claim their rights and entitlements and seek social Justice.
- Ensure promotion of livelihood assets, access to resources and opportunities of 500 marginalized groups of women by formation of SHGs.
- Enhance leadership capacities of 100 groups to raise voice in reducing VAW at family, community and workplace.