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Discuss the role played by NGOs, SHGs and international institutions through their development initiatives in women empowerment and gender sensitisation? (250 words)

Topic: Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.

Discuss the role played by NGOs, SHGs and international institutions through their development initiatives in women empowerment and gender sensitisation? (250 words)

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Why this question:

Last week’s brutal rape and murder of a 26-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad has led to an outpouring of anger across the country and in Parliament. The huge increase in such crimes across the country needs Gender sensitisation and wider societal changes are needed to end such heinous acts.

Key demand of the question:

The question expects us to discuss the role played by NGOs and developmental institutions in women empowerment and gender sensitisation. First we need to highlight the women issues in India and thereafter explain how NGOs and international institutions can and are playing a huge role in tackling such challenges.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Explain that in a democracy, civil society has an important role to play in fulfilling developmental agenda and organised efforts happen through NGOs.

Body:

Discuss the state of problem of women empowerment and gender sensitisation.

Highlight how NGOs help in addressing the hunger problem and the role played by international institutions in women empowerment and gender sensitisation

Discuss what more needs to be done. Discuss the issues faced by such NGOs and what needs to be done in this regard.

Conclusion – Give your view and discuss way forward.

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