Women and child development programmes have evolved into holistic and intersectional initiatives embracing education, health and livelihood. Similarly, every sectoral programme has a substantial women and child component built into it.
While well-defined government and NGO programmes focusing on women and child development have yielded significant results in terms of enhanced level of empowerment, protection and livelihood support, the need of the hour is to incorporate skills and knowledge relating to knowledge economy and bridge the digital divide.
Initiatives relating to political participation of women have been gathering momentum at different levels, yet much needs to be done in terms of empowering women to fight for and assert their political rights.
ISRF has conducted rigorous social research to understand where the gaps exist and make appropriate changes in the programme designs and implementation plans. Another area where ISRF has been working actively is development of models which include formation of grass root level community associations to ensure effective participation in the ongoing women empowerment and child development programmes.