The Women & Child Development Corporation (erstwhile Women Development Corporation, Bihar) came into existence under the Society Registration Act –1860 on November 28, 1991, with the objective of formulating and implementing programmes for the empowerment of women in the State.
The Government of Bihar has entrusted the responsibility to the Women & Child Development Corporation (WCDC) towards the implementation of the Women Empowerment Policy (2015) in Bihar. WCDC implements various programmes and schemes under Mukhyamantri Nari Shakti Yojna, i.e. Short Stay Homes, Working Women’s hostels, Palnaghar, Civil Sewa Protsahan Rashi Yojna, One Stop Centers, Campaign to end child marriage and Dowry Prohibition, Menstrual Hygiene Management Programme, etc. in the State.
The Women Empowerment Policy clearly articulates the state’s mandate and commitment to bring gender parity with equal opportunity for women and adolescent girls; for better access to health, nutrition, education and capacity building.
As mentioned in the previous section, WCDC has been mandated towards promoting socio-economic development and empowerment of women & child through-
- Social, Cultural and Economic empowerment
- Skill Training
- Entrepreneurship Development programmes for Women
- Gender Equality
- Awareness and sensitization about different schemes related to adolescent and Women
- Implementation of UDAAN for Ending Child Marriage
- Value of Girl Child
- Implementation of Women Empowerment Policy