The Three Day National Workshop organized under the leadership of Kudumbashree was held at Thrissur from 15-17 March 2022. The Seminar was organized as part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) for the Ministry or Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India. The National Workshop was organized on 'Strengthening Institutional Mechanisms and Development of Immersion Sites and Strengthening Institutional Mechanisms for Gender Integration’. The Workshop aimed at making cross learning possible among the states who are making notable interventions in the Gender sector as part of the NRLM and form a common procedure for the same.
On the first day of the workshop, Ms. Nitha Kejriwal, Joint Secretary, MoRD, made a presentation on 'Gender Integration in DAY-NRLM -National Perspective'. Shri. S.M Vijayanand, Former Chief Secretary of the Government of Kerala made a presentation on 'Women Empowerment through PRI-CBO Convergence- Kerala's Experiences'. Smt. P.I Sreevidya, Executive Director, Kudumbashree welcomed the gathering. The Handbook prepared by NRLM on Gender Integration was also launched at the function.
Around 70 delegates from 19 states such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Bihar, Gujarat and three Union Territories such as Lakshadweep, Puducherry are taking part in the workshop.
On the second day of the Workshop, the delegates made field visits to Snehitha Gender Help Desk and Gender Resource Centre to know more about the various Gender Activities being implemented under the leadership of Kudumbashree. The Workshop came to an end on 17 March 2022.