Elected Women Representatives : Training

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has launched intensive training program for Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).
Key Facts
  • It aims to train approximately twenty thousand EWRs covering nearly 50 EWRs from each district by March 2018.
  • It is for first time initiative of this scale has been taken up to train EWRs who will go out and administer villages professionally.
  • The training of two lakh women sarpanches across country under this program will help to bring important changes such as to create model villages.
  • It will help prepare women as political leaders of future.
  • The training will also include simple engineering skills to give them insight into women’s issues as well as focus on education and financial matters.
The Capacity building of EWRs is critical to empower women to participate effectively in governance processes. This program will help them assume leadership roles expected of them and guide their villages towards a more prosperous future.

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