A study of profile of non-governmental organizations working on women empowerment in Chhattisgarh state
Meenal Dubey, Dr. RS Sengar, Chitra Das and Shashi Kala Lakra
The study evaluates the profile of NGOs working in women empowerment in Chhattisgarh State, targeting 20 NGOs in three districts (Bilaspur, Durg and Raipur) with 40 randomly selected staff members. The study found that NGOs aim to improve the socio-economic status of poor people by providing economic support, raising awareness on health, education, nutrition, and sanitation, and empowering women through SHGs, vocational training, and government programs. Most NGOs operate at state levels, had an annual budget of up to ₹25 lakhs, have experienced over 15 years and focus on training, women-oriented activities, and economic empowerment. Three-fourth of sampled NGOs have staff sizes of 3 to 7, and majority had developed ties with the agriculture, allied departments, and women's and child care departments. The results also highlight that maximum NGOs were lacking in networking. However, networking has the potential to significantly increase the effectiveness of NGOs if used appropriately. Networking greatly increases the amount of information that is available to their member organisations and to cover gaps in currently available information systems. NGOs can increase their flexibility, strength, and efficiency by cooperating on similar goals, learning from one another, and using each other's resources and expertise.
How to cite this article:
Meenal Dubey, Dr. RS Sengar, Chitra Das and Shashi Kala Lakra. A study of profile of non-governmental organizations working on women empowerment in Chhattisgarh state. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 934-939.