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AICTE-LILAVATI AWARD , launched by the intends to recognize efforts being made by AICTE approved institutions to treat women with ‘equality and fairness’ in all spheres of their lives. By means of this initiative, all the stakeholders (especially the girl students) in AICTE approved institutions would get a unique opportunity to present a solution to the prevalent issues of gender discrimination, such as illiteracy, unemployment, economic and nutritional disparities, maternal mortality, human rights, etc. Also, if anyone has already made a successful effort towards making a mark in the society, in establishing women’s emancipation/ empowerment at large, she/ he can showcase their efforts/ contributions.
  • To create awareness about the importance of issues like sanitation, hygiene, health, and nutrition using indigenous knowledge of existing resources.
  • To create awareness about issues like literacy, employment, technology, credit, marketing, innovation, skill development, natural resources and rights among women. Improve digital literacy to empower women to use mobile phone apps, financial literacy, online banking, access websites & portals through the internet, using debit & credit cards etc.
  • To work towards development of the girl child and adolescents, and the welfare of women by generating awareness on gender equality and providing access to services. Educate the marginalized women and adolescent girls about the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition and the lifelong damaging effects, and thereupon educate them on nutrition, food security, sexual and reproductive health, and health services.
  • To make women knowledgeable about various policies & schemes of Central & State Governments regarding Women & Child development and take avail benefits of these schemes. Providing access to services and benefits of schemes.
  • For promoting and practicing ideas of self-reliance and gender equity. Develop self-dependence, entrepreneurial skills & self-employment amongst rural women.
  • To bring about empowerment of communities, hence the footprint of such activities may also encompass neighboring/ surrounding villages/areas through community mobilization, and promoting participatory approaches for development.
  • To promote competitive spirit and encourage more active participation of girls in sports.
  • To encourage young girls to join different vocations in micro/macro enterprises and various professions, including para-military forces, police etc. as career options.
Targeted Sub-Themes:
AICTEs Lilavati Award 2021-22 intends to seek applications from the eligible teams, who have undertaken remarkable intervention for the cause and made an impact, in the form of a short video clip (not more than 4-5 minutes duration) that showcases their work under the following sub- themes: -
  1. Women and Adolescent Health: Issues related to nutrition, maternal mortality, women and adolescents’ reproductive and sexual health, cancer, pregnancy issues - prenatal and post-natal, depression and anxiety, child care, etc.
  2. Self Defence: Training/ awareness programs for safety measures - girl child safety, domestic violence, work place harassment, confidence building programs, etc.
  3. Environment, Sanitation & Hygiene: Hygienic surroundings in the community, keeping environment clean, home & environment hygiene, water conservation, clean environment etc.
  4. Literacy and Life Skills: Basic education, formal and non-formal education (functional literacy), digital literacy, awareness against taboos, etc. Reduce dropout rates of girl students at pre-secondary, secondary & Senior Secondary stages through provision of toilets in schools to reduce dropout rates.
  5. Women Entrepreneurship: Financial safety, business opportunities, Government schemes, credit, etc. Linking women to credit, microfinance, banks, forming cooperatives / SHGs, forming groups in villages for helping in decision making, skilling work eg. at least one family member to earn income through innovation. Generate visible improvement in entrepreneurship & self-employment amongst women.
  6. Legal Awareness: Women`s rights & duties, gender equality in society & work place.
  7. Technology for Women: Innovative technology used for women empowerment in areas like handicraft, weaving, craftsmanship, promoting business through digital means, development of mobile app, etc.
  8. Women Innovators (Rural/Urban): Identifying/ training/supporting/promoting women innovators, patent filling etc.
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