OUR BEGINNINGS WERE HUMBLE
The Women Development Corporation, Bihar came into existence under the Society Registration Act –1860 on November 28, 1991 with the objective of implementing programmes for empowerment of women in the state and to formulate, promote and implement various schemes aimed at the development of women in Bihar. It works under the aegis of Dept. of Social Welfare; Govt. of Bihar. Its vision is to ensure overall survival, development, protection and participation of women and adolescent girls in the state. The WDC, over a period of time has evolved its vision and is currently implementing plans of action, programmes and schemes for advancement of women and adolescent girls with the support of Civil Society Organizations, Community Based Organizations and professional and technical Agencies for achieving its mandate, in addition to the regular support from the State Government.
Its vision is to ensure overall survival, development, protection and participation of women and adolescent girls in the state.
Improvement in the quality of lives of poor, disadvantaged women and adolescent girls in the state of Bihar.
Creating sustainable self owned & managed women based institutions through capacity building & microfinance inputs.
Facilitating need based sustainable livelihood efforts.
Developing the capacity of stakeholders with a strong focus on generating awareness in the community on women related issues thereby creating an enabling environment.
Providing institutional support to women in need & distress.
WDC has mandate to promote socio-economic development and empowerment of women through-
Education and awareness generation
Vocational training and employment
Entrepreneurship development programmes
Social Activities and Issues
Formation of Cooperatives
Skill up-gradation for women groups
Provide margin money support to women
Research and development
Training and Capacity Building