Strengthening Women’s Participation Especially from Marginalized Communities in Local Governance, Decision Making, Elections and Politics (SMARCO)

                                                                                                

                  Funding Partner                                                                                                   Lead Implementing Partner
              Governance Facility                                                                                                       Jagaran Nepal    

 

District Based Implementing Partners     

                                                                           

Nepal Women Entrepreneur     Human Rights Consciousness          Human Rights Forum                 Rural and Urban 
Association (NWEA),                  &  Development Center                             (HURF), Illam                     Development Nepal 
        Taplejung                              (HUCODEC), Panchthar                                                                           (RUDN), Jhapa

 
Summary of the Project
 
A) Title of the Project: Strengthening Women’s Participation Especially from Marginalized Communities in Local Governance, Decision Making, Elections and Politics.
 
B) Project Objective: To increase meaningful participation of women especially from marginalized communities in local governance, decision making positions, elections and political parties.
 
C) Impact of the Project: Increased meaningful participation of women especially from marginalized communities in local governance, decision making positions, elections and political parties.
 
D) Outcomes of the Project: 
  • Women's voices for claiming their rights to participation in local governance, decision making, elections and political parties increased
  • Local people especially women from marginalized groups have increased access to income generating opportunities 
  • Govt. and political parties initiated making/amending laws/bi-laws, policies and programs GESI friendly in compliance with international HR instruments and implement them effectively 
E) Outputs of the Intervention
  • Capacity of local women and potential women leaders especially from marginalized community enhanced and mobilized for asserting their rights
  • Capacity of women enhanced and their access to resources/services are facilitated 
  • Government and political parties are sensitized/pressurized and are committed to make/amend GESI friendly laws/bi-laws, policies and programs

F) Key Project Activities

  1. Community Women Group Formation and Mobilization
  2. Training on women’s rights, women in politics and decision making
  3. Organize awareness campaigns on women’s rights, women in politics, and govt. free services (health/education/agriculture)
  4. Conduct study/review and publication of implementation gap of existing laws and policies of govt. and political parties
  5. Organize community dialogue, interaction and motivational meetings focusing on women’s rights and their participation in politics, elections, decision making
  6. Organize district level dialogue, interactions and public hearing events 
  7. Provide district level skill development training and/or refresher for economically deprived households
  8. Organize district level consultative workshop and linkages among service providers and concerned institutions 
  9. Establish resource centre (RC) in the project districts 
  10. Organize central and district level interactive workshops for policy advocacy
  11. Conduct lobby and advocacy visits to the line ministries, political parties and other responsible agencies
  12. Build linkages and referral for IG support and skill development

G) Location of the Project:

S.N. Districts VDCs
1 Taplejung Angkhop, Sablakhu, Limbudin, Mehele and Surumkhim
2 Panchthar Membeng, Lungrupa, Prangbung, Hangum and Walane
3 Illam Danabari, Mahamai, Chisapani, Shantipur and Chulachuli
4 Jhapa Joropani, Gaurigunj, Khajurgachhi, Maharanijhoda and Kohabara
5 Morang Katari, SiswaniJahada, Hattimuda, Tankisinwari and Sundar Dulari
6 Kavre Chandani, Mahadevsthan, Chalal Ganesh, Bhumidanda & Dhumkharka

 

H) Duration of the Project3 Years (December 2015- December 2018)

I) Total BudgetNPR 62,814,164

J) Right Holders:

Direct Right Holders: Direct beneficiaries (DBs) of the project are marginalized and deprived community women (include Limbu, Rai, Gurung, Magar, Tamang, Bhote, Damai, Kami, Sarki, Rajbansi, Tajpuriya, Yadav, Satar, Jhangar, Baniya, Majhi, Musahar, Kurmi, Thakur, Sudhi, Sunuwar, Santhyal, Dhimal, Teli, Khatwe, Kalwar, Haluwai, Paswan, Tatma, Dhanuk, Tatwa, Tharu, Dushad, Patar, Dhatimudo etc. in the project VDCs), women political leaders, male political leaders, CSO members along with govt. officials and major political parties.

Indirect Right Holders: Community women from all other 69 districts, specifically the women from around the project sites, political parties, state and women HR organizations will be benefited from the project initiatives

K) Project Implementation Strategies:

  • Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA)
  • Promoting Men Engagement Approach
  • Making "Responsibles Responsive"
  • Promoting synergies through networking and collaboration
  • Mobilizing Traditional Leaders and Practitioners
  • People to People approach
  • Media partnership
  • Local Partnership
  • Inter-Generational Participation

L) Project Team:

Center Based Staffs

JN Program Manager (25%) -1
National Project Coordinator (100%)  -1
Project Officer (100%)  -1
Admin and Finance Officer (100%) -1
Information Communication and Documentation Officer (80%) -1
Office Assistant (70%) -1

 

District Based Staffs

District Project Coordinator (100%)  -6
Finance Assistance District (50%)     -6
Social Mobilizer (50%)                                                                                                    -12