Social Watch - Tamilnadu shared the recent analysis of the 'Gender Budget Statement of TN Government' to a Journalist, following which a news article on "A women's Special in  the Budget: Gender Budget Statement, a first for Tamilnadu, appears as the last chapter of the document", was flashed in 'The Hindu', dated 16.04.2018.


Social Watch – Tamilnadu extends an appreciation to Government of TN for releasing the first GENDER BUDGET STATEMENT in its Appendices to Budget Memorandum 2018-19, Budget Publication No: 64. (Click the above link to view the GBS)

Social Watch – Tamilnadu extends an appreciation to Government of TN for this initiative to institutionalize GENDER BUDGETING in the State. Finance (OP-III) Department, Government of Tamilnadu has issued a 
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SW-TN in collaboration with ‘UN Women-South Asia’, organized a “State Level Consultation on Gender Budgeting in Tamilnadu” on 11th April 2017 at State Planning Commission, Ezhilagam, Chennai. (Click here to view the Report)
SW-TN takes immense pleasure in disseminating the document on "GENDER BUDGETING HANDBOOK for Ministries-GoI, State Government Departments, Districts officials, Researchers & Practitioners - 2015" of Ministry of Women and Child Development, GoI. We printed 450 copies of this handbook for private circulation to key stakeholders to institutionalize Gender Budgeting in Tamilnadu.
SW-TN was part of "A Day's Deliberation on GENDER BUDGETING" organized by Centre for Women's Studies, Ethiraj College for Women on 28th February 2017.
SW-TN was part of the Consultation on "Innovations in Gender Responsive Budgeting: Sharing experiences from the Asia Pacific", Organized by UN WOMEN and National Institute of Financial Management-Government of India, during 8th & 9th December 2016 at Jaipur.
SW-TN was part of the GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDGETING - TOT COURSE (ORIENTATION & ADVANCED) for Budget Groups organized by National Foundation India and UN Women, held at Bhubaneshwar during 29th to 31st July 2015; and at Pune during 26th to 30th October 2015.
SW-TNwas invited to present a lecture on “TOWARDS GENDER BUDGETING in TAMILNADU” on 8th April 2015 by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GOI.

SW-TN was invited by the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Govt of Tamilnadu to handle a session on “Gender Budgeting in Tamilnadu” on 27th January for 100 women SHG members & PLF members and on 3rd February for women BDOs. Following the request of SW-TN, SIRD, Director agreed to make GENDER BUDGETING as one of the training component in their ongoing trainings. Due to the consistant push from SWTN, SIRD agreed to proceed with exclusive training project on Gender Budgeting for all possible cadres of Govt officials and Panchayat Leaders during the year 2015-16.

SW-TN also registered the importance of “Gender Budgeting Perspective” in the implementation of Dalit Budgeting process – thereby empowering the Dalit Women; during the “Regional Convention for collating SC/ST Demands for the Union Budget 2015-16 Charter of Demands”, held at YWCA on 16th December 2014.

SW-TN was part of the preparation of CHARTER of DEMANDS for the Union Budget 2015-16. SW-TN contributed the following demands for the marginalized women focusing on gender budgeting through the Women Nodal organization ‘NORTHEAST NETWORK’.

SWTN initiated a discussion on Gender Budgeting with Ms. Mythili.K. Rajendran, Director, ‘Tamilnadu Corporation for Development of Women’, Government of Tamilandu. The above mentioned proposal was also forwarded to Women Corporation during August 2014.

SW-TN organized a consultation on "GENDER BUDGETING AND MARGINALIZED WOMEN IN TAMILNADU" on 4th March 2014 at Pastoral Centre, Chennai.
SW-TN presents the publication on "Caste-Blind GENDER BUDGETING & Gender-Blind DALIT BUDGETING - DALIT WOMEN DOUBLY EXCLUDED" to the Central and State governments as well as the civil society and Dalit organizations in the country- as a focal point for informed debates, leading to concerted responses. (click here for Tamil version "Irattai Purakanipuku Aalaagum Dalit Pengal")
SW-TN with the support of UN WOMEN undertook a project on ‘Tracking State Budget with Intersectionality Framework for an evolution of Gender Responsive Budget for Dalit Women in Tamilnadu’ from October 2011 to April 2013 (REPORT: “Towards Budgeting for Dalit women in Tamilnadu - An Intersectional Approach”).
SW-TN was invited for a Discussion by Ms. Usha, Administrative Officer, Directorate of Social Welfare, Govt of Tamilnadu. Following the discussion, we framed a draft proposal towards “Institutionalizing Gender Budgeting in Tamilnadu” on behalf of ‘Department of Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme”, Government of Tamilnadu during August 2014.
SWTN was part of the “Workshop on Policy Development Framework” organized by IWID during 10th & 11th July 2014 at Asha Nivas, Chennai. The Objective of the Workshop were: 1. Enhancing the perspective on Budget/ Policy formulation, 2. Drawing out the principles for policy formulation (Sustainable Development, Good Governance), 3. Identifying schemes and developing inclusive, creative revenue generating schemes, 4. Developing a framework for the policy development. This workshop was towards “TN Women’s State Assembly II” and eventually towards India’s Women’s Parliament II”. Ms. Kamatchi, Senior Researcher of SWTN presented the following key points during the workshop: An Alternate Budgeting Process – Towards Social Equity Budgeting – Budgeting for the ESC Rights of the marginalized people – Component Plans & their 4 principles: proportionality, universality, convergence and Nodal Agency – Special Component Plan, Tribal Sub Plan, Women Component Plan, Gender Budget Concept, Gender Budget Global Scenario, Gender Budget in India, Gender Budget in Indian States, Towards Gender Budgeting in Tamilnadu, Gender Budgeting for the Marginalized women in Tamilnadu.



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