Strengthening PRIs & Women’s Leadership in Local Self-Governance System

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

Previous Projects

2013-14: Panchayati Raj and Women’s Participation 

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.