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JAYA Lakshmi Föreläsare
Grameena Mahila Okkuta
Jaya is a seasoned rural development professional with 42 years of experience. She currently leads GRAMEENA MAHILA OKKUTA (GMO), a community-based women's organization in Kolar District, Karnataka.
Jaya's expertise lies in Women's Empowerment, Project Management, and the establishment of micro-credit institutions for rural women. She is dedicated to advocating for women's rights, fostering collaborations among women's groups, and promoting sustainable natural resource management. Networking is a cornerstone of her approach, as she actively connects women's organizations, groups, and individuals to create a stronger support system for rural women.
With a Master's degree in Sociology, Jaya's work continues to empower rural women, creating a lasting impact in her community.
PUSHPA Okkutta,INDIA Föreläsare
Ms. Pushpa has been a dedicated Programme Coordinator at Grameena Mahila Okkuta for 20 years, working in diverse sectors related to development and women's empowerment.
Her primary focus includes addressing Violence Against Women (VAW) issues, such as dowry harassment and denial of property rights. She offers essential support, including legal assistance and counseling, to women facing these challenges. Additionally, Ms. Pushpa plays a vital role in disseminating information about women's rights and legal safeguards, making a significant impact on her community.
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Arts, which complements her extensive practical experience in advocating for women's rights and empowerment.