Developing Women’s Leadership
Manuski has been helping develop women’s leadership since its inception, particularly women from Dalit communities, Nomadic Tribes, and De-Notified Tribes. Today Manuski has developed a network of 200 strong leaders throughout the state of Maharashtra and conducted two state level conferences on this theme in Mahad (2010) and Nagpur (2011).
It has also published a compilation of atrocities committed on Dalit and Tribal women through the Manuski Resource Centre.
Manuski works with developing leaders at the local level, particularly women working in the Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs). It has helped train women who were then elected in the Panchayats from Latur district. Women trainees have started various social projects, such as kindergartens.
Manuski has helped NT/DNT communities acquire documents such as adhaar cards, ration cards and caste certificates so as to avail benefits of various government schemes.
Mayatai has been working with developing leadership of women from marginalised communities in Latur district. She has been working with Manuski to mobilise and train more women leaders to enable them to fight elections at the local government level, through workshops on the roles and responsibilities of elected women, and how to exercise their rights.