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Female farmer-centric programmes under UP's Mission Shakti to mark Women's Day

Under the ongoing Mission Shakti, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has directed all government departments to organise programmes that focus on women empowerment to commemorate the occasion of International Women's Day. To conform to this order, the Department of Agriculture has scheduled seminars and interactive sessions with female scientists to promote women farmers. Further, district-level officers who have aided women by extending support through government programmes will be rewarded for their efforts. The extension of all programmes under Mission Shakti till April has proved to be a boon for women.

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'Shakti' to women, more than 40,000 upper primary schools in UP to train girls in self-defence

Under the Mission Shakti campaign, girls students at more than 40,000 upper primary schools in UP will now be trained in the art of self-defence. The special training will be given to the girls of classes 6 to 8 for a period of one month, i.e., from 1st to 31st March. The initiative aims at helping young girls become self-dependent, physically and mentally.

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Schools in UP to promote gender equality to mark Women's Day

In a bid to raise awareness about gender equality in Uttar Pradesh, schools across the state have planned several events in lieu of International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8. Starting on February 27, educational institutes have undertaken an initiative to vocalise the ideas of equality among all by means of a parent's meet and several other programmes, stretching up till 8th of March.

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Women in rural UP to get house ownership under Phase II of Mission Shakti, ahead of Women's Day

Several provisions, such as house ownership and awareness drives to improve communication, will be kick-started under phase two of UP's Mission Shakti scheme. Further, in a bid to empower women, Mission Shakti has been extended till next year. The recent announcements suggest that the government is focusing on enabling the independence of women.

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Under Mission Shakti, Lucknow University hosts awareness drive on sexual offences for teens

Mission Shakti was launched by the state government with an aim to eliminate the safety concerns regarding women and children in all districts of UP. Accordingly, to create awareness regarding the safety issues of teenagers in relation to sexual assaults, Lucknow University is organising a series of events under this campaign. The University is employing innovative methods, such as staging plays and holding discussions based on a TV show to engage the youth.

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