ABOUT NWP

SEED THOUGHT

“Knowledge and research in the area of social, political and economic empowerment of women through the platform of National Women's Parliament will result in creating a conducive environment for nation building through participation of women in the process of decision making. This apolitical platform of NWP is certain to unfold as a unique model of public-private partnership in the country, engaging other democratic institutions to replicate and take this momentum deep and wider in the whole of India in the coming years.”- Sri Rahul V Karad, Founder & Convenor, NWP

 

ABOUT NWP

 

National Women’s Parliament provides a platform for women from diverse background to highlight and discuss their gender specific issues. Women from politics, social sector, education, sports, corporate, media, arts and culture, judiciary and young aspiring girl students come together to stage their experiences, share knowledge and research in the area of women’s social economic and political empowerment. 


Women’s empowerment is a process that seeks to bridge the inequalities between men and women—strengthening women’s ability to make choices about their own lives. Investing in women and girls leads to increased productivity and performance, leading to re-investment in families, reduced hunger, improved health, strengthened economies, and more sustainable nations. 


Though we are the largest democracy, women in India find themselves under-represented and far-removed from decision making levels even after seven decades of being a democracy. Women face many political, socio-economic, ideological and psychological obstacles. There is a dire need to remove these obstacles for their equal participation in all Spheres of Life. We must ensure that young girl students realize their potential, guide and nurture them, so that they believe there is a bright future that awaits them. 


On this backdrop, and by a conscious deliberation between Dr. Kodela Siva Prasad Rao, Former Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Shri. N. Chandrababu Naidu, Former Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Shri. Rahul V. Karad, Managing Trustee, MAEER’s Group and Executive President, MITWPU, the seed thought of NWP was conceived. The First NWP was a 3 Day conclave, aimed to establish a connect between women of diverse backgrounds providing them a platform for deliberations, discussions, debates, mentoring for evolving reciprocal and continuing assignations on all women centric issues and challenges. 

OVERVIEW

National Women’s Parliament (NWP) provides a platform for women from diverse background. Women from politics, social sector, education, sports, corporate, media, arts and culture, judiciary and young aspiring girl students come together to stage their experiences, share knowledge and research in the area of women’s social economic and political empowerment. 

Women’s empowerment is a process that seeks to bridge the inequalities between men and women—strengthening women’s ability to make choices about their own lives. Investing in women and girls leads to increased productivity, re-investment in families, reduced hunger, improved health, strengthened economies, and more sustainable nations. 

Though we are the largest democracy, women in India find themselves under-represented and far-removed from decision making levels. Women face many political, socio-economic, ideological and psychological obstacles. There is a dire need to remove these obstacles for their equal participation in all Spheres of Life. We must ensure that young girl students realize their potential, guide and nurture them, so that they believe there is a bright future that awaits them. On this backdrop, and by a conscious deliberation between Dr. Kodela Siva Prasad Rao, Former Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Shri. N. Chandrababu Naidu, Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Shri. Rahul V. Karad, Managing Trustee, MAEER’s Group and Executive President, MITWPU, the seed thought of NWP was conceived. The First NWP was a 3 Day conclave, aimed to establish a connect between women of diverse backgrounds providing them a platform for deliberations, discussions, debates, mentoring for evolving reciprocal and continuing assignments on all women centric issues and challenges. 

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OBJECTIVES

  • To facilitate an interaction between women from diverse backgrounds like politics, social sector, education, sports, industry, media, cinema, arts & culture, judiciary and young aspiring students all the women legislators and parliamentarians of India.

  • To sensitize the society about common issues like malnutrition among women & Children, Social security, sexual harassment, sanitation, oppression and other gender based problems and their complexities at local, national and international levels.

  • Making the young girls to realize their potential and making them aware of the canvas where they can leave their Foot prints.
    To strengthen the participation of women in decision making processes across all segments and levels of society.

  • To enhance the network between eminent women and girls students to enable them to take leadership roles in all sectors.

EXPECTED OUTCOME

  • A structured and vibrant network of women change makers from various walks of life and the young girls who aspire to achieve big through NWP platform.

  • Formulating solutions to the problems faced by women globally and locally.

  • Generation of new ideas, concepts, formation of theories and ideologies pertaining to women empowerment.

  • Helping to ignite and strengthening the sense of social responsibility among young women of India.

  • Creating a Policy Document to be submitted to various Women Agencies with the solutions derived from this platform through deliberations and discussions.