Improving People Centered Good Governance

CWS provides facilitation support to elected representatives and functional committees in preparing Gram Panchayat Development Plans in 31 villages of 8 Gram Panchayats in Sheohar district and Siwan District covering 9220 households through implementing partners Gaon Vikas Munch (GVM) and Sakhiree Mahila Vikas Sansthan (SMVS).

Networks for Empowering Dalits and Women

Two networks Dalit Adhikar Manch (DAM) and Bihar Women’s Network (BWN) are supported by CWS to assert their rights and access justice and entitlements. The objective of the networks is to strategize lobbying and advocacy process through creation of strong network alliance. BWN has developed good linkage with police department and judiciary for supporting victims of domestic violence. DAM is member of Bihar State land reform Committee. These networks reach out to 56872 marginalized house hold in 1598 villages across 100 blocks and 28 districts of Bihar.

Improving Sustainable Livelihood and Food Security for Adivasi Community

Sustainable agricultural practices are promoted that include Sustainable Rice Intensification (SRI) and Sustainable Crop Intensification (SCI) methods. Market linkage have also been improved, About 600 farmer families of 15 villages are reached through implementing partners Lok Vikas Sansthan in Chakai block of Jamui district.

Promotion of Education of Children among the Minority and Dalit Communities

CWS works to enhance education and overall development among dropouts in minority adolescent girls in Patna district through implementing partner-IZAD, Patna. The objective of the project is to generate awareness about necessity of education within the minority community and ensure accessibility to education by maximum number of children of the area. A total of 500 households are involved in the activity. Similarly, CWS promotes education of the dalit children among 851 families of 5 villages in Nawada district through implementing partner Mahila Udhyog Kendra (MUK).

Promoting Women’s Political Leadership and Governance

CWS works to enhance Elected Women Representatives (EWR) participation in decision making process in panchyati Raj and develop individual identity. The objective is to create a better understanding of rights and duties of elected representatives as a political leader and strengthen their role in local self- governance and work towards gender mainstreaming. The initiative is implemented in 3 villages of Bidupur block in Vaishali district through partner Equity Foundation, Patna.

Socio-Economic Development of the Adivasi Community

The objective to improve awareness levels of adivasis about exercising their forest rights for their own benefits as well supporting forest conservation. The focus is also to sustain livelihoods of the community members by helping them in their agricultural activites (through promoting mushroom cultivation). CWS works with 1779 farmer families from from 9 villages in Jhajha Block of Jamui district through implementing partner Samagra Seva.