Publications

1. Small Change, Big Deals, May 2000
This is a newsletter in which we talk about ways in which women find solutions to everyday problems that poor communities face. It talks about the issues that women's collectives in Latur and Osmanabad districts are addressing and the learning tools, using which they are transferring their knowledge skills.
For a copy of this newsletter, please write to SSP.


2. Developing Grassroots Women's Leadership in Governance, April 2000
This is brief note introducing readers to SSP's initiatives in governance.


3. Credit as a tool for women's empowerment, November 1999
This paper is a contribution to a gender resource book being published by the Government of Karnataka. It attempts to provide some key concepts with examples to illustrate ways in which women's access to credit can be designed in response to practical survival needs as well as strategic gender needs.


4. Cementing a Future: Women's Leadership in a Reconstruction Program: October 1999
- Contribution to GROOTS
International Compendium supported by UNDP, This article describes the strategies and the activities using which women's collectives were empowered through the State led post earthquake reconstruction program in Latur and Osmanabad districts of Maharashtra.


5. From Margin to Mainstream: Building Stakes in SHG-Bank Linkage, October 1999
This is an action research study that takes a critical look at the roles that each actor must play if the partnership between banks and rural women's collectives is to succeed.
For a complete report, please write to SSP.


6. Celebrating Women's Initiatives:
An Information Fair on Rationing Issues, July 1999 This is a short account of an information fair on rationing issues highlighting the various activities that women's collectives in their allies must take on to access the public distribution system.



7. From Crisis to Community Development: Community-State Partnership in a Post Earthquake project in Maharashtra, April 1999
This article describes the way in which a post disaster reconstruction program was used to bring women into the center of local development processes.


8. Women's Eye-View: Grassroots Women's Approach to Settlements Development, March 1999
This set of documents represents an action-research project that seeks to understand how grassroots women see settlements development and how they can impact the planning apparatus to incorporate their concerns into policy agendas at local and national levels.


9. Best Practice Task Force Meeting, February 1999
Best Practices are a tool to identify and document lessons from experience, in a manner that they can inform policies. The focus on Best Practices is part of the larger goal of the Huairou commission - Our Best Practice Task Force to examine Best Practice processes in order to redefine Best Practices and use them for local, regional and global advocacy.
For this report, please write to SSP.



10. Supporting to Community Enterprise, February 1999
This is a discussion note on search for new strategies to support community based local livelihoods so as to move them from subsistence to enterprise.


11. Visiting Alternatives : an Inter-State Study Tour on Savings and Credit, November 1998
This document describes the collective learning of voluntary organizations from Maharashtra who visited savings and credit alternatives in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka.
For this report, please write to SSP.


12. Empowerment from Below: Self Education and Empowerment of Grassroots Women's Collectives, June 1998
This paper aims to share the insights from a unique experiment at women's empowerment through networking, self-education and collective action, viz. the Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), and pull lessons (from the same) on capacity building for women's empowerment.


13. Strengthening grassroots democracy, August 1998
A manual on Panchayati Raj Training and Community Participation.


14. Learning Exchanges - a tool for women's collectives to access resources, 1996
This paper aims to share insights from collective learning strategies initiated by the Swayam Shikshan Prayog -
a self education network of organizations and women's groups in India.



15. Engendering Development, April 1996
A note on a multi-sectional consultation organized by SPARC as part of the Habitat process, talks about women's participation in a range of settlements issues .


SSP PUBLICATIONS IN MARATHI
(These can be posted to you by post on request)

Panchayati Raj Bulletin (Bimonthly)
This bulletin explains how Mahila Mandals, elected members and sarpanches are participating in different types of village development work.

Shidori (Bimonthly)
This newsletter is a vehicle for news, stories and experiences for and about women and community participation in the village development.


Booklets
These small booklets are on issues of rationing, savings and credit, village development, participation in Gram Panchayat and anti poverty schemes.

Gram Panchayat Action Plan: (Year planner for Gram Panchayat).

Gram Sevaks Varshik Planner: (Year planner for Gram Sevak).

Vividh Shashkiya Yojana: (Different Government Schemes).

Mahila Yojana Pustika: (This booklet includes detailed information about schemes for women).

Mi Mai Gram Panchayat Tapasanar - (How I can monitor my Gram Panchayat): This booklet is useful for the Sarpanch for checking the Gram Panchayat activities.

Vatchal: SSP Annual Report 1998-1999.


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