WOMEN AND CHILD RESOURCE CENTRE
Women’s Resource Centre (WRC), established on international Women's Day (March 8, 2000) as a registered society, has been visualized as a resource centre for women's development and empowerment in Rajasthan. An integral part of HCM RIPA and originally supported by the Department of Women & Child Development of the Government of Rajasthan, the WRC provides support to the on-going programmes in the state in terms of research, training, documentation and information dissemination. This not only strengthens the development programmes and delivery mechanisms but also enables women to become active partners in the development process. On 18 March, 2006 this was renamed as "Women and Child Resource Centre" to reflect its added focus on children including the girl child.
The WCRC has been organizing programmes and workshops, which have catered to the training needs of right from the specialist technocrats and senior-most bureaucrats to the simplest grassroots level workers. For instance, central and state civil servants, medical professionals, senior-most doctors to the paramedical staff, NGO representatives, directors and presidents to the grassroots field workers and other government and non-government employees of almost all levels, counselors, supervisors etc. It has also been liaisoning with a wide network of agencies working in the social sector.
Women and Child Resource Centre is an autonomous organization registered under Rajasthan Societies Registration Act, 1958. The registration No. is 3/Jaipur/200-2001. The Centre is also registered under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976. The FCRA No. is 125560189. The Centre is headed by a President. Director, HCM RIPA is ex-officio President of the Centre. Day to day activities of the Centre are coordinated by Member Secretary of the Centre. Powers and functions of President and Member Secretary are defined in Memorandum of Association, Rules and Regulations and Schedule of Delegation of Powers. There is a part-time Centre Assistant to help in office affairs.
Aims and Objectives
The Centre shoulders the responsibility for promoting and incorporating a gender perspective into all policies and programmes of the State Government by focusing on the following four areas:
§ Trainings for gender sensitization
§ Research on gender issues and information dissemination
§ Documentation of good as well as harmful socio-cultural practices against women
§ Advocacy for women's equity and campaign against gender-based discrimination.
Major objectives of the Centre are:
1. To provide a central resource unit on women with a holistic and dynamic gender perspective to inform policy and programmatic ends and to serve as a catalyst and promoter for women's development and empowerment.
2. To provide a better and wider networking of resource persons on women's studies and also to work as a coordinating agency between the main institution and other centres to establish and sustain networking processes within and outside the government to collect, collate, analyze, exchange and disseminate information on gender issues.
3. To help in institutionalizing gender concerns into policy planning and interface closely with planners, implementing agencies of government and Panchayati Raj Institution, educational bodies, societies and individuals to promote research in areas that bear implications on women's development.
4. To provide professional assistance in the filed of gender studies to individuals and organizations. Dissemination of information on its thrust areas through publication of journals, reports, books, monographs etc.
5. To focus on the training needs of the officers of the Government of Rajasthan, the Central Government, PRIs, PSUs, and officers of other state governments as well as NGOs and international organizations.
§ Gender sensitization
§ Human Rights
§ Women and Child centric issues
§ Gender Budgeting
§ Medical and Health services for women and children
Infrastructure (along with online forms and Photographs of the facilities may be placed)
Books on gender, women and child centric issues are available in RIPA library. Infrastructural facilities like Computer, Auditorium, Conference halls training rooms hostel rooms, guest house rooms are always available for the Centre. Brochures, posters, reading material are issued from time to time.
Information on RTI
In terms of Section 5 (i) of Right to Information Act, 2005, Member Secretary, WCRC has been designated as Public Information Officer for the Centre.
Any other Information
We conduct training courses, awareness programmes, sensitization workshops and conferences under the aegis of UNICEF, National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, Ministry of Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Department of Women Welfare, Rajasthan and Swami Vevekananda Youth Movement, Mysore, Karnataka.
Member Secretary, Women and Child Resource Centre, Room No. 303, Nehru Bhawan, HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration, J.L.N.Marg, JAIPUR-302 017 [Rajasthan], Phone: 0141-2700640, Mobile-09414168624