From the UN Women’s Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives & Sri Lanka

Press Invite

UN Women


Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India

cordially invite you

to the opening ceremony of

A National Stakeholder Consultation Towards Gender Transformative Rural Livelihoods: Strategies for Convergence

Date: Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Time: 10.00 amRegistration begins at 9.00 am

Venue: Regency Hall, Chanakya BNR, Station Road,

Ranchi, Jharkhand-834001


UN Women, in partnership with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India, is hosting a national multi-stakeholder consultation on ‘Gender Transformative Rural Livelihoods: Strategies for Convergence’. The two day consultation will take place on 3-4 November 2015 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. It will be attended by women farmers and their coalitions, government officials from MoRD, line Ministries, state departments of rural development and state line departments, representatives of women’s machineries at the central and state levels, civil society organisations and academia. The Union Minister (Rural Development), Government of India, will preside over the consultation.

The objective of the national consultation is to strengthen the design, implementation and monitoring of rural development policies and programmes from a gender lens. It will provide an opportunity to present good practices and policy recommendations which follow a holistic sustainable development paradigm and encompass issues of women’s economic empowerment, ending gender-based violence, and increasing political voice and agency, with a focus on the most marginalised.

For more details, contact:

Rineeta Naik +91 9560597782,

Mrinalini Santhanam +91 9560456963,

Click here to read Concept note and agenda