New Delhi, December 4: Holding a blistering support to the women of the northeast region, the National Commission of Women has decided to empower the young women as individuals and enable them to earn a living for themselves. The National Commission of Women have decided to support northeast livelihood programmes for women, particularly for those falling under the younger age group, through skill development and specialised training.
The move came in as a collaboration to develop and level up the women in the rural and interior areas of the Northeast region. Minister of State for DoNER Ministry, Dr. Jitendra Singh and the newly appointed member of the three-member National Commission for Women, Soso Shaiza unanimously decided on working towards the livelihood programme.
It has been seen that though the women of the northeast region are quite liberated as far as their contribution in outdoor work is concerned, there is still scope for raising the levels of education among them, especially among women living in remote and rural areas. This programme will therefore help in imparting skill training to these women in order to make them self-reliant.
According to the DoNER Ministry, the National Commission for Women can supplement its efforts and resources in carrying forward several of the women-oriented projects that have already been undertaken by the Ministry and the North-Eastern Council. Enabling support to the young women particularly in metro areas like Bangalore and Mumbai, the PSUs have joined hands with NCW to offer their collaboration and cooperation in women-oriented welfare programmes in the region.
As projects initiated towards safety of the women, exclusive hostel have being built for the girl students from the northeast in Bangalore University campus which has been entirely funded by the North Eastern Council and the DoNER Ministry.