Gender & Technology Communication

The Gender and Technology Communication Programme of Vigyan Prasar has been established with the objective to empower women through effective Science and Technology Communication, through effective programmes and resource material for women of all age groups and from different socio economic strata, as focus to enable them to take informed choices and make appropriate decisions for improving their quality of lives.

  • Supporting preventive approaches for improving life and livelihood of women
  • Improve access to technical options and knowledge
  • Improve decision making on choice of technologies and use of technologies
  • Create awareness about appropriate technologies that have contributed or have potential to help women to increase productivity, reduce drudgery, and create new entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Increase mass participation and sanitation of enhancement extension communicators on the role of these technologies, content, problems and barriers to extension.
  • Supporting a workforce for skill development & capacity building
  • Appropriate blending of awareness and training programmes, extension and demonstration of user friendly modern science & technologies and traditional wisdom especially for rural areas
  • Ensuring better inter- sectoral coordination and integration to make the process more gender effective.
  • Increasing the contribution of women to science, technology and development through effective Science and Technology Communication and overall empowerment
  • Produce and develop programmes and resource materials for women of different age groups, regions and background spread across the country.
  • Priority Areas:
  • Women’s Health
  • Nutrition and Food security
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Environment and Energy
  • Agriculture and Climate Change
  • Technologies for Women
  • Drudgery Reduction
  • Participation of Women in Science and Technology
  • Target Group
  • Women of all age group viz. infants, children, adolescents, reproductive age groups and elderly. Specific programmes will be identified for women of all age groups and from different socio economic strata, depending on their problems and support needed.
  • Vulnerable Population viz. Tribal groups, Population from disaster areas, BPL population, slum dwellers, Food Vendors, Labourers, Disabled, School children, Farmers, artisans etc.
  • Groups which can impact on Welfare of Communities: This group can impact on health, nutrition, food safety, environmental condition, etc. Viz. Front line workers (ICDS, Primary Health Centers, Panchayat member, extension workers, etc) NGO’s, SHG’s, Teachers, Students, policy makers, opinion leaders, government department etc.
  • Special initiatives for communities living in the North Eastern parts of India