Tuesday, September 23, 2008

All Women Panchayat Shows the Way

Bhaukhakharia, A Small village in Jamnagar, Shows the power of an elected all women Panchayat (village council).

Village residents elected the seven members of the village council unanimously, all Women.

Women have shed their stature of a just Ornamental Member here and are addressing the issues of day-to-day life. The best part is that Rajput community dominates this village, women used to cover their face and head with Duppatta following traditions here.

Panchayat keep track of road maintenance and other social responsibilities. In case of personal issues a women panchayat member is more accessible to other women. The Panchayat also boasts of a computer in the village office.



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