MJAS has also worked with the Panchayati Raj Institutions even before the 73rd and 74th amendment in the Constitution which enabled women to hold 33% participation in local self governence. Over the years, to strengthen its ability at the community level to address the different forms of violence against women.
Capacity building and increasing participation of women’s representatives and training them on their roles & responsibilities in PRI
Awareness generation programmes for community to understand their rights around citizenship and strengthening gram sabhas and ward sabhas
2011 – 2012: State of Panchayat Report (Ministry of Panchayati Raj) Rajasthan state chapter contributed to the National report.
2010: A study on impact of reservation for women, SC, ST and OBCs on electoral process in with a focus on caste mobilization in Panchayats (January – March)
2001 – 2004: Conduct a Rajasthan state level action research as part of national research project of three-state ‘Removing Fences Building Alliances’ on women in panchayats, in partnership with ‘Centre for Women’s Development Studies’ (CWDS), Delhi, supported by MoRD
2000-2001: Study into the experiences of Elected Women Representatives in panchayats across 70 panchayats in five districts. The documentation was used in a public hearing organized by the MJAS to highlight the experiences of women in panchayats.
1999: Organised a public hearing on experiences of women leaders (sarpanches) in new elected Panchayats after 73rd Constitutional Amendment ensured 33% political reservation of women in Panchayati Raj Institutions.