1. Leadership of SGSY
Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) is an initiative launched by the Government of India to provide sustainable income to poor people living in rural areas of the country. The scheme was launched on April 1, 1999.
The SGSY aims at providing self-employment to villagers through the establishment of Self-help groups. Activity clusters are established based on the aptitude and skill of the people which are nurtured to their maximum potential. Funds are provided by NGOs, banks and financial institutions.
Since its inception, over 2.25 million Self-help groups have been established with an investment of Rs. 14,403 crores, profiting over 6.697 million people.
The Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) was launched as an integrated programme for self-employment of the rural poor with effect from April 1, 1999.
2. Minorities’ women
The aim of the Workshop on the Rights Based Approach to Development was to develop a greater understanding of rights based approaches among participants and thus enable them to implement the approach within the sphere of their own work on development education and international development work in practice and in addition to promote it within their advocacy on development issues. It was intended for individuals affiliated with development NGOs, teachers training institutes, teachers associations, coordinators of youth groups and other institutions who work on a variety of development and human rights issues and are committed to and in a position to promote development issues and strategies in their country.
Participants of the workshop were provided with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained during the workshop through the implementation of specific in-country campaigns in their respective countries.
The workshop and the seminar were held on April 2013 and took place in Islampur, Murshidabad. It covered topics such as international framework for the protection of human rights, international development policy and practice, principal international development actors, development and human rights.