1. Aimed at “re-scripting” women’s empowerment by following a “socially inclusive rights based approach”
  2. Roughly based on Pam Rajput Committee (2012) set up by MWCD
  3. Last time, women empowerment policy came in 2001

 

Highlights:

  1. Create conducive socio-cultural environment for women to develop their faculties, pursue their careers and life goals.
  2. Political rights for women to enable them to get full representation in the political discourse in the country.
  3. Institutional Development: Effective Gender Institutional Structure to enable implementation of gender policies
  4. Gender Budgeting, Inter-Sectoral convergence, stakeholder partnerships, and collection of gender related data for better policy making.
  5. Priority areas for women:
  6. Nutrition [anemia, community nutrition, infant and young child feeding]
  7. Education
  8. Health
  9. Security
  10. Governance and decision making
  11. Violence against women
  12. Environment and climate change
  13. Enabling environment
  14. Schemes and Programs:
  15. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (trilateral ministries: Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of HRD, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
  16. To address declining sex ratio of girls
  17. Objectives:
  18. Prevent gender based sex selective elimination
  19. Ensure survival & protection of the girl child
  20. Ensure education of the girl child
  21. Focus on gender critical districts and cities low on CSR for intensive and integrated action.
  22. Training of panchayats.
  23. Sustained social mobilization and communication campaign.
  24. Stand Up India
  25. Mahila Bank
  26. Why Important:
  27. Poor child sex ratio of 918/1000 in 2011