Women Development Corporation,Bihar
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Shortlisted for Consultants Under Women Empowerment Policy
List of agencies empanelment for skill training and awareness creation for menstrual hygiene management
Notice Regarding Empanelment of the Agency for Short Film Making
List of agencies shortlisted for opening of financial bids under supply of sanitary Napkins
Corrigendum Notice for Empanelment of Travel Agents
Tender for Empanelment of Travel Agents
Bid guideline and format for submission of bids by Travel Agents
Corrigendum Notice for hiring the service of consultants
Advertisment for hiring the service of consultants
Guideline & application format for hiring the service of consultants
Notice Regarding Empanelment Of Firm For Supply Of Sanitary Napkin
Bid Document For Empanelment Of Firm For Supply Of Sanitary Napkins
Tender notice for empanelment of agency for Menstrual Hygiene Management
RFP and bid guideline for Menstrual Hygiene Management
Tender Notice For Rate Contract of Printed Metal Sheet
RFP Document & Bid Guideline For Printed Metal Sheet
Short Tender Notice For Making of Short Films
Corrigendum for Advertisement no. PR 9586(NiNi) 16-17
Short Tender Notice for Hadware Software Turnkey Project
RFP Document & Guideline for Hardware software Turnkey Project
Invitation for submission of proposal for development & maintenance of e-repository System
Bid Guideline and document of e-repository System
Limited Tender Notice for hiring the Service of Architect
Limited Tender Notice For Empanelment of Office Stationery Supplier
Advertisement For Hiring The Services Of Consultants
Gudideline For Applications - 181 Consultants
Advertisement For Supply of office Equipments
Bid Doucment For Supply Of Office Equipments
Guideline and format of application for Nari Shakti Puraskar2017
Corrigendum of the Advertisment for inviting Application for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017
Advertisment for inviting Application for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017
Corrigendum Notice of Advertisement for Running of Short Stay Home
Limited Tender Notice for Preparation of Independence day Tableau 2016
Concept Note and Theme for Tableau.
Submission of EOI For Running Short Stay Home
Result of the interview held at Gender Resource Center on 13-06-2016
CORRIGENDUM TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL(RFP) FOR STATUTORY AUDIT
‘International Day of Action for Women’s Health’
Consultation Workshop on Cervical Cancer Organised
Terms of reference & format of application for con
Terms of reference & format of application for consultant under 181 toll free service
Advertisment for hiring consultants for child marriage prevention program
Advertisment for hiring consultants for 181 toll free service
Notice for hiring the services of Consultants-Gender Resource Center, Bihar
ToR and Application format for Consultants-Gender Resource Center(GRC), Bihar
RFP and guidline for skill training empanelment
Advertisment for Invitation of proposal for empanelment under skill training
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Violence Against Women
Violence against Women is a serious problem pertaining in the society. The issues relating to women atrocities in Bihar include domestic violence, rape, trafficking in women and girls and forced prostitution in varied manifestations. It also includes honour killing, dowry-related violence, female infanticide and prenatal sex selection in favour of male babies, witchcraft and other harmful practices and traditions against women and girls. Government of Bihar with its highest commitment to bring about gender equality in the state has launched various women empowerment schemes and programmes. Women Development Corporation under Social Welfare Department has been notified as the nodal agency for implementing these schemes and programmes. The main thrust of all women empowerment programmes launched in the state so far has been on identifying issues and challenges related to specific themes and encourage remedies not just for rehabilitation and reinstatement of women into the mainstream but also to make institutional arrangements to bring about gender equality in favour of women from all strata of the state. All programmes designed to achieve this have a strong emphasis towards providing capacity building inputs, ensuring psychological and legal counselling to the women through institutional strengthening and restructuring of women helplines and short stay homes, making services more accessible to women in the farthest regions such as establishing Block referral units at block levels and providing support of para-legal cadres. In the area of Violence against Women, WDC has made a pioneering effort to address this issue through the following strategies. The strategies including key set of activities are listed below-
A) Strengthening Women Helplines and Short Stay Homes in all districts
Infrastructure Support- The infrastructure strengthening of 38 women helplines and short stay homes is completed and further process has been initiated to provide computer & printers to all the 38 HL. Plan for strengthening the SSH in the same line adopted for HL. Training and Capacity Building Support-Seven round of Training on PWDV Act, for the project staff of Helpline & SSH has been organised.
Ensuring 24 X 7 accessibility to women victims/survivors through provision of CUG mobile facilities for Women helpline. Further CUG mobile to RTOs of SSH is under process.
Streamlining Helpline and Short Stay Home Functioning Standard Operating Procedure on role of protection officer under DV act has been prepared and is under process for field testing in three districts namely Patna, Gaya & Purnea. SOP on PWDV act approved by the Social Welfare Department (SWD).Similar protocol for Short Stay home functioning is also proposed.
B) Police Intervention
The objective behind the concept is to develop synergy with police, and also to sensitize the police officials towards addressing the multidimensional issues of women atrocities through conventional techniques. Special cells in 23 police stations covering 12 blocks of Patna district have been established on Pilot basis. The objective behind the concept is to develop synergy with police, and also sensitize the police officials towards addressing the multidimensional issues of atrocities on women through conventional techniques. Multiple trainings & workshops have been organized for counsellors in coordination with Police department at State level. Scaling up of special Cell in 112 Police Station of 112 sub division in Bihar has been planned.
C) Health sector intervention
Domestic Violence has severe public health implications as seen from both global and national evidences; its consequences can be witnessed in low weight babies, forced abortions, foetal and infant mortality, maternal mortality and morbidity, low immunization and public health service uptake. This initiative is intended to provide timely response and to enhance support to pregnant women through professional support at institution level. This will also prevent pregnant women and unborn children from resultant poorer health condition such as loss of life or ill health. Recently MoU had been signed between WDC and State Health Society for this intervention.
D) School based intervention
Gender attitude and norms, such as those around roles and responsibilities of women and men are learned at young age. The Gender Equity Movement in School (GEMS) is an initiative to promote gender equality and reduce violence among middle and high school children using Group Education Activities (GEA). The initiative will target students beginning 6th grade (ages 12-14) for one year and will aim to develop critical thinking among young boys and girls on issues of gender equality and equity through self reflection tool using other participatory approaches such as role playing and games including extracurricular activities.
E) Community mobilization to address domestic violence- a partnership between WDC and Bihar Mahila Samakhya
This is a community based approach to address the issues of domestic violence. Its key objective is to demonstrate how community mobilization initiative can address VAW through sustained community level dialogue on domestic violence and gender issues by effecting change in community and family attitudes and beliefs, particularly towards reducing social acceptability of domestic violence.
F) Sapnon Ko Chali Chhoone
Sapnon Ko Chali Chhoone (SKCC) is a joint initiative of Jagaran Pehel (a unit of News Daily Dainik Jagaran), UNFPA and Women Development Corporation, to empower young women enrolled in colleges of Bihar. The programme is to cover more than 50,000 girls in 18 colleges of 9 districts of Bihar. The aim is to build capacities of young women, resulting in women empowerment and reduction of gender disparity in the state. During the course of six months, 36 talented girls were selected through various competitions and observations as local champions whom we call “champions of change”. The program has the following objectives
To promote awareness on gender equity amongst the students and faculty of girls colleges in Bihar.
To provide a platform for girls studying at the target colleges to enable them to make strong statements based on their perspectives, experiences and expectations related to gender equality and rights.
To improvise and sustain a process of dialogue and cross-sensitization among girl students of the target colleges and opinion makers in the media.
To provide to emerging advocates amongst the students many opportunities to share their views on gender equality and rights with the community at large, and motivate them to be strong change agents in society.