SUGRAMA – Grama Panchayat Chunayitha Mahila Prathinidhigala Sangha – Karnataka mobilizes Grama Panchayat elected women representatives towards self-reliant action, empowering women as key change agents and engages with local government in bringing positive change through collective action and advocacy.
SUGRAMA at a glance:
EWR’s play a vital role in terms of:
Choosing of priorities in development planning that are more gender sensitive.
Creating appropriate method to deal with the issues and implementation.
Collecting common experiences in facing oppression and patriarchy, exclusion, personal insecurity, etc
March, 2020 – the country came to a grinding halt due to COVID-19. India announced one of the harshest lockdown during 2020 and 2021. This resulted in postponement of Grama Panchayat elections from June to December 2020. The Government of Karnataka came up with the constitution of task force committee at the Grama Panchayat Level. EWRs undeterred by the pandemic, continued to support the community through the basic amenities and livelihood support through MGNREGA. Extensive visits were made by them to every household to raise awareness about COVID-19.
Advocacy footprints of SUGRAMA
Strengthening Local Governance
Gender and Economic Empowerment
SUGRAMA lost its founding President Smt. Renuka Ramareddy in 2021. Being the President of SUGRAMA for two terms, Renuka worked towards strengthening the federation and work according to the principles of collective stand towards good governance. Her work will be remembered forever and SUGRAMA wishes to continue her aspirations forward.