Women Transforming India - #WomenTransform

The Government of India, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, has expressed renewed commitment to advancing gender equality. The Government has initiated ...

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Women Transforming India - #WomenTransform

The Government of India, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, has expressed renewed commitment to advancing gender equality. The Government has initiated interventions including Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Sukanya Samridhi Yojana, Janani Suraksha Yojana for the empowerment and education of girls and to tackle the determinants of discrimination against girls and women.

In September 2015 at the UN General Assembly’s Sustainable Development Summit in New York, India was one of 193 UN Member states to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. India supported the need for a stand-alone Goal on gender at the international negotiations that preceded the adoption of Agenda 2030, recognizing that women have a critical role to play in all of the SDGs. The NITI Aayog has been entrusted with the responsibility to plan, monitor and coordinate efforts across Central Ministries and State governments on the Sustainable Development Goals.

In order to mark International Women’s Day 2016, NITI Aayog, in partnership with MyGov and the UN in India, presents a contest to crowdsource stories that celebrate the indomitable spirit of women who have made a difference.

The theme of the campaign is Women Transforming India. Stories could focus on women breaking new ground, empowering herself and/or others or challenging stereotypes; particularly in the following areas:

1. Economic - demonstrated leadership in setting up small businesses/enterprises to generate livelihood opportunities for communities

2. Social and Cultural - Community leadership challenging discriminatory practices, norms and mindsets

3. Environment - Leading initiatives to preserve the environment and respond to the challenges of climate change

The above could have been achieved through the use of technology or on-ground innovative methods.

Details of the campaign are as follows:

• Entries should be in the form of a written essay, of no more than 500 words, in English or Hindi.

• Submission should preferably be accompanied by relevant photographs that enable visualization of the effort.

• All photographs should have an explanatory caption in English or Hindi.

• Deadline for submission is 15th April, 2016. Entries must be submitted online: https://mygov.in.

• A shortlist of 10 best entries will be put to poll on MyGov.in to determine the top three entries. Polling for the winning entries will, tentatively, take place from 16 April to 21 April, 2016.

• Winning entries will be determined by a jury constituted by NITI Aayog. They will receive a certificate of appreciation from NITI Aayog and the UN in India. Winners may also have a chance to interact directly with policy makers in the Government of India.

For detailed Terms and Conditions and Evaluation Criteria, click here.

Users can add more than 500 characters in PDF form by clicking "Add Image"

Total Submissions ( 913) Approved Submissions (24) Submissions Under Review (889) Submission Closed.
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Madhish Parikh 2 years 1 month ago

Muskan Ahirwar, a 9 year old girl of Durga Nagar Village near Bhopal, MP is a live example of what young India aims at and can do. She is the youngest girl to run a library of her own. She runs a library named "Bal Pustakalaya" in the slum area at the back of Rajya Siksha Kendra, in Arera Hills to empower the Slum Kids with education. She also throws open discussions with other students and reads aloud various modules of education. #NITIAayog #TransformingIndia #WomenTransform #MyGov

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Amrita_25 2 years 1 month ago

A silent transformation: A lone woman shining the light with solar energy

This is the story of Meena, The Solar Lady, whom I met during my year long fellowship in rural development in the Kumaon villages in Uttarakhand. She inspired me with her courage and determination to move forward no matter what.

Meena's Address

Meena Arya
Village- Riagarh
Dist: Pithoragarh
Uttarakhand
Phone: 8941028540

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Deepa Malik 2 years 1 month ago

Deepa Malik
Category: Social (nominating Self)
Age: 45 years
Contact: 9582716010
Email: deepamalik30@gmail.com
Deepa Malik is paralysed below chest paralysis for last 17 years. She believes in gender equality and empowerment of people with disabilities and is working tirelessly towards the same. she has inspired, helped and motivated the entire nation. Full essay and pictures PDF attached. #NITIAayog #WomenTransform #DeepaMalik #MyGov #AccessibleIndia #InclusiveIndia #TransformingIndia

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Durga Nandini 2 years 1 month ago

Nomination: Preethi Herman, Country Lead, Change.org
Person Nominating: Durga Nandini, Director Communications, Change.org
Relationship: Durga Nandini works in Preethi Herman’s team
Contact details: Preethi Herman - 9873008148; preethi@change.org

Preethi Herman is the Country Lead for Change.org India. She has been working for 4 years on building an empowered community of citizens engaging in social issues.
Photos: Preethi Herman at a conference on Child sexual abuse

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Mrinmoy Sarkar_1 2 years 1 month ago

The attached story is on Morium Toppo a 61 year old women from a remote tribal village of Coochbehar District of West Bengal who is has collectivize the women and men in the community and fought for land entitlement. Under her leadership the villagers of Kutialierbosh (village with mostly landless families), have started receiving patta after a long struggle.

Contact Details:
NAME-MORIAM TOPPO
Address: VILL- Kutialerbose, P.O-Jamadarbose, P.S-Dinhata, DIST- Coochbehar
MOBILE NO-817773122

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Aditi Ratho 2 years 1 month ago

Revathi Roy pioneered Asia’s 1st women taxi service FORSCHE in 2007, in which she trained more than 1000 girls to take up driving. Her current vision is to pull women and entire families from below the poverty line through skill development and income generation of more than Rs.10,000/- providing a platform to low income women with a skill so that they can be financial empowered by owning scooters and gaining employment through delivery and logistic services.