Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)
The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme is a Centrally sponsored Scheme implemented by States/UTs across the country.
The scheme was launched in 1975 but discontinued in 1978 and again from the tenth five-year plan, the scheme was relaunched.
It aims to provide nutritional support, healthcare and pre-school education for children under 6 and for pregnant or lactating mothersand women 16–44 years of age in order to reduce the incidence of mortality, malnutrition and school dropout and to improve the health, nutrition and education of the target community.
National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW) /Mission Poorna Shakti
- National Mission for Empowerment of Women was operationalised as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in April 2011.
- Following the restructuring of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) during the 12th Plan period, NMEW was approved for continuation as a sub-scheme of the Umbrella Scheme for Protection and Development of Women.
- The scheme aims to achieve holistic empowerment of women through theconvergence of schemes/programmes of different Ministries/Department of Government of India as well as State Governments.
SABLA- Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls
- SABLA or Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls is Centrally Sponsored Scheme launched in 2011 for benefitting Adolescent Girls (AGs).
- The scheme Sabla aims at empowering Adolescent Girls (AGs) (11-18 years) through nutrition, health care and life skills education.
- Its objective is to enable the adolescent girls for self-development and empowerment, Improve their nutrition and health status, Promote awareness about health, hygiene, nutrition, adolescent reproductive and sexual health (arsh) and family and child care and to educate, skill and make them ready for life‘s challenges.
It includes following services:
- Nutrition provision
- Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation
- Health check-up and Referral services
Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra
- The scheme Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra is a part of the umbrella scheme Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women to empower rural women through community participation to create an environment in which they realise their full potential.
- It is envisaged to work at various levels. The national level (domain based knowledge support) and state level (State Resource Centre for Women) structures will provide technical support to the respective governments on issues related to women.
- The scheme will provide an interface for rural women to approach the government for availing their entitlements and for empowering them through training and capacity building.
- SHe-Box is an online complaint Management System for women working in both public and private organizations to lodge complaints of sexual harassment at workplace.
- The portal offers the facility of making online complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace to all women employees in the country.
- The objective is to ensure the effective implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (the SH Act), 2013.
- The NARI portal is developed by the Ministry of Women & Child Development to provide women citizens with easy access to information on government schemes and initiatives for women.
- The portal contains information about schemes being run by both Central as well as the States Governments.
- It will provide information to women on issues affecting their lives. There are tips on good nutrition, suggestions for health check-ups, information on major diseases, tips for job search and interview, investment and savings advice, information on crimes and against women and reporting procedures, contacts of legal aid cells, simplified adoption procedures and much more.
- LaQshya (Labour Room Quality Improvement) Initiative is a Safe Delivery Mobile Application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in the peripheral areas.
- It aims to improve the quality of care that is being provided to the pregnant mother in the Labour Room and Maternity Operation Theatres, thereby preventing the undesirable adverse outcomes associated with childbirth.
- Mahila E-Haat is an initiative for meeting aspirations and needs of women entrepreneurs.
- This startup at Rashtriya Mahila Kosh website leverages technology for showcasing products made/manufactured/sold by women entrepreneurs.
- Its objective is to empower and strengthen financial inclusion of Women Entrepreneurs in the economy by providing continued sustenance and support to their creativity.
- The Child Rights Week (Hausla 2017) was celebrated from 16th to 20th November 2017.
- The country celebrates the Children’s Day on 14th November and the International Child Rights Day is celebrated on 20th November every year.
- The period between the two important events celebrated as Child Rights Week by WCD Ministryto showcase the talents of children from Child Care Institutions (CCIs) from various child care institutions across the country and provide them with a space to express their dreams and aspiration.
- It is a project for the socio-economic empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young women.
- The project seeks to empower the adolescent girls with basic life skills and there after provide further opportunities to acquire market-driven skill training.
- The project has three components like:
- Expanding social, educational and economic opportunities.