'Sampoorna' project

‘Sampoorna’, a joint effort by UN Women, New Delhi, ministry of panchayat raj, Government of India, department of rural development and panchayat Raj , Government of Karnataka, is an experimental approach, which is implemented in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

A women-centered programme, it is to promote political leadership and gender responsive governance among them by granting 50 per cent reservation. The programme has been implemented in select 100 villages of Mysore, Dharwad and Uttara Kannada.
The programme has three main components: capacity building of elected women representatives, research for evidence-based advocacy and creation of regional centre of exellence. Apart from these, it aims at:

1) Creating model gram panchayat by convergence of services like education, health, livelihood issues, cleanliness and nutrition.
2) Conducting of workshops and training for taluk and district level officers and educating them about the goals of the programme.
3) Construction of toilets and promoting cleanliness.
4) Crafting of legal profiling (collection of women related legal issues) by creating awareness among women about domestic violence and measures to control it.
5) Assurance in creating commitment and implementing of Human Rights for Women.

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