Project Activities in India


As part of the Women-Gov project, IT for Change will be working with women who are a part of the collectives formed under the Mahila Samakhya programme (locally known as sanghas of Mysore district, India. Over the two year period, IT for Change will be initiating project activities along the following lines:

  • Capacity building of sangha women to enable them to engage with local governance institutions and influence the discourses in the local public sphere effectively.

  • Reductions of community level power blocks that prevent women's access to community resources and their political participation in the local community.

  • Increasing the associational power of the sanghas at the community level, and enabling women to become conscious of the power of the collective.

  • Building the linkages of the sanghas with local government institutions

  • Strengthening the local information ecology by enhancing the information, learning and knowledge processes at the community level.

Read more about the Indian intervention.