Exploring Strategies and Outcomes of the Gender Justice Program in Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh: Process Documentation Report
Since 2016, the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) adopted a gender integration strategy with a focus on capacity building of staff and community institutions and piloting of gender strategy in a few blocks within interested states. The program has a huge potential to transform women’s community institutions comprising millions of rural women into spaces of solidarity and social change.
The Gender Justice Program (GJP) became an opportunity to strengthen the agency, voice, and visibility of rural women by transforming community institutions supported by the Madhya Pradesh State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MPSRLM) into spaces of collective strength that can advance gender equality. The Process Documentation Report analyzes GJP’s strategies and processes through which rural women were empowered to claim their rights and entitlements by exercising their voice and agency. It examines the strategies and activities, the process of change, the outcomes achieved, and the challenges encountered during the program. The report is based on extensive primary qualitative research through Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), In-depth Interviews (IDIs), Online Consultations, and Participant Observations with different stakeholders.
The research reported in this publication has been conducted as part of a study undertaken by ICRW Asia, Testing and scaling approaches and interventions to support gender transformative work with NRLM, and supported by IWWAGE. The facts and information in this report may be reproduced/quoted/cited only for non-commercial use and with appropriate attribution.