Life Skills for Empowerment
Gender & Livestock Farming
Livestock farming is integral to rural farming economy. Farmers with large or small landholding do manage to have some kind of livestock. While women from the families do share a lot of responsibility related to farming and livestock caring, all major decision-making remain with the men in the family who stay connected to the market.
Even as Nani (maternal grandmother), the protagonist of the stories in the flip book, conjures up various situations related to livestock caring, income generation and financial literacy, she provokes the community women to question gender discrimination in all its myriad forms.
Women's Participation in Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Women share a crucial bond and a relationship of interdependence with nature. It is important that women are engaged in decisions related to ecology and environment. All work related to "commons" cannot be holistic and comprehensive unless women participate actively.
The activity posters create a non-threatening and conducive environment in villages to initiate dialogue, share thoughts, think and reflect on the need for and importance of women's participation in village-level institutions that work on NRM.