In cooperation with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, SIDART took the initiative to address the requirement of the empowerment of women representatives of local self government within rural Rajasthan by providing them knowledge and information.
Three orientation workshops per village were organized by SIDART. These workshops focused on three different topics
First workshop (Orientation to Panchayati Raj System): Working of the Panchayati Raj System within rural villages of and the decentralization of the Indian governance.
Second workshop: Emphasized the need of the empowerment of women and focused on their status and their rights.
Third workshop: Training and role-playing activities in order to enhance the women's capabilities.
Numerous workshops have already been conducted at different Panchayats in the Sanganer block of Jaipur district. By means of the program, the women and adolescent girls of the village were informed about the Panchayati Raj Institution, their status being a woman, and their rights and privileges.
The orientation sessions were based on the principles of Mahatma Gandhi Ji -the Gram Swaraj. Prior to conducting the workshops, SIDART composed three independent Learning Units which structure the orientation sessions.