Background: Women in Governance – India (WinG-India) was conceived in 2009 and is a unique network of women who are striving to be agents of change in a world dominated by patriarchal traditions. WinG chose to bring in Dalit women (erstwhile untouchables) and women affected by conflict, in Northeast India and other parts of the country (19 states in total).
Mission: The members of WinG-India represent marginalized communities across India and work towards promoting leadership within local governance. WinG-India is now emerging as a strong network within civil society in India by raising issues of women-security and governance at various national and international forums. WinG operates as a non-political, non-religious and non-violent independent network of women activists.
Programs: Its programs are carried out by three working groups: one on Customary Laws which explores customary laws and their impact on women’s lives, one on Women Security which has notably a focus on the implementation of UNSCR 1325, and one on Women Leadership which provides a Dissemination Information Center.
Ms. Asha Kowtal