Women Transforming India Initiative Has Been Launched by the NITI Aayog [ Current Affairs ]

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The ‘Women Transforming India’ initiative has been launched by the Union Government’s premier think-tank NITI Aayog on the International Women’s Day (8th March) in partnership with the United Nations and MyGov.

Key facts:

  • NITI Aayog’s aim behind implementation of this initiative is to directly engage with women leaders from across urban and rural areas of India.
  • And under this it will collect entries in the form of written essays/stories, preferably complemented by photographs that set a context to the narrative.
  • These stories will be new ground broken by women in empowering themselves and others or challenging stereotypes.
  • In expanding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this initiative is also measured as an important step, which includes Gender as a one of the stand-alone goal.
  • Across Union Ministries and State governments NITI Aayog has been trusted with the responsibility to plan, coordinate and monitor SDG efforts.

About NITI Aayog:

  • The National Institution for Transforming India or NITI Aayog is a Government of India policy think-tank.
  • It was established by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to replace the Planning Commission.
  • NITI Aayog is aims to foster involvement and participation in the economic policy-making process by the State Governments of India.
  • One of the important objectives of NITI Aayog is to bring cooperative competitive federalism and to improve centre state relation.

- Published on: March 14, 2016