EMPOWERMENT

IV. GENDER RESOURCE CENTRE PROJECT

Key Features

  • Under the ‘Bhagidari’ Initiatives scheme of the Delhi Govt. the Gender Resource Center project came into existence as a Plan scheme, to be implemented by the Department of Women and Child Development in the year 2002.
  • A Society, Samajik Suvidha Sangam/ Mission Convergence was formed by the Delhi Govt. in the year 2008 as a single window facilitation center for delivery of welfare entitlements to the urban poor in the same year.
  • NGO partners were identified for the delivery of services contributing to women empowerment like health, education, economic and legal empowerment etc. through the GRCs. With 3 GRCs in the year 2002-03, the number of GRCs has gone upto to 137 GRC’s spread over 11 districts of Delhi in the current financial year (2015 - 2016).
  • GRCs are envisaged as instruments to bring about social, economic and legal empowerment of women particularly those belonging to the underprivileged sections of society. The GRCs/NGOs are under the administrative control of Samajik Suvidha Sangam.
  • The GRCs also have a Suvidha Kendra attached to each one of them, which is an interface for the community.
  • The Department of Women and Child Development releases grant-in-aid to NGOs for managing the GRC project and Samajik Suvidha Sangam monitors the functioning of these NGOs.

Objectives

  • To act as a catalyst for making Delhi safer for women through social, legal & economic empowerment.
  • To improve health of women and girls.
  • To impart skills for specific trades and to provide linkages enabling women to be a part of productive work force to obtain good remuneration.
  • To provide facilities with linkages for school drop-outs to return to the mainstream and to provide non- formal functional literacy.
  • To establish a mechanism for linking existing government schemes for women and to enable women to access them better.
  • To raise awareness on relevant issues and to provide legal literacy about women’s rights.
  • To set up a documentation center for the purpose of information dissemination.

Activities

  • Economic empowerment through vocational training.
  • Social empowerment and financial self reliance through women’s self help groups for micro credit and micro finance.
  • Rights awareness through legal workshops and legal aid.
  • Health and nutritional awareness through camps.
  • Literacy through non formal education.

Contact Details

Department of Women and Child Development,
Government of N.C.T. of Delhi,
1-A Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla Lane,
Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110001.
Contact number: 23070378

Mission Convergence / Samajik Suvidha Sangam,
Government of N.C.T. of Delhi,
B Wing, First Floor, Vikas Bhawan-II,
Bela Road, Civil Lines, Delhi-54.
Mission Director 011-23813181
Deputy Director 011-23813179
For more details official website of Samajik Suvidha Sangam Mission Convergence can be accessed at
www.missionconvergence.org