Power to the Women
Posting Date: 4 Dec 03
Author(s): K. N. Vijayanthi
“Power to the Women — Innovative Strategies and Approaches Adopted for Empowerment in a Urban Community Development Programme” by Ms. K. N. Vijayanthi of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board, Chennai, was not presented at the worskhop as Ms. Vijayanthi as unable to attend the workshop at the last minute.
The paper highlights innovative strategies adopted in a demonstration project on “Participatory poverty reduction and control of diarrhoeal diseases through improved water supply and sanitation”, implemented in five slum areas of Chennai city. The project aimed to create an enabling framework to stimulate bottom-up community planning, cooperation and convergence between stakeholders, NGOs and community-based organizations and the community. It helped to create a community structure called Community Development Society and led to the empowerment of women, which has reduced poverty in crucial areas that were hindering the quality of life in various ways.
Attached file: SAP W&E Workshop Vijayanthi.doc