WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN SEVEN DIMENSIONS THROUGH SELF HELP GROUPS IN ARUNACHALPRADESH: A CASE STUDY

Authors

  • Likha Kiran Kabak SIRD, Itanagar
  • Ram Krishna Mandal Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1956/jge.v12i1.415

Keywords:

Civilization, Women’s development, Women empowerment, Development paradigm

Abstract

Women are the nucleus of our civilization. They have different roles to play in the ever changing social set-up. Women’s development is directly related with the nation development. With the dawn of independence our constitution guaranteed gender equality and a large number of schemes and programs have been initiated for women’s development. Women usually falls under the powerless group which necessitates the programmes ensured empowerment of women. Now a days; empowerment especially women empowerment has become a buzz word especially in the context of development of rural poor and women. Empowering the poor for their development is one of the top most prioritized agenda in development paradigm of every developing and underdeveloped country. Empowerment of women may normally mean equal access to & control over important productive resources. Women empowerment, therefore, may normally describe as a process by which women would be able to develop their confidence level & increase their inner strength & self reliance to decide and determine their important choices in life. The socio-economic empowerment of women achieved through SHG may be divided into dimensions of Economic, Social, Political, Personal, Institutional, Organisational, and Familial.

Author Biographies

Likha Kiran Kabak, SIRD, Itanagar

Environmental Economics, Agricultural Economics, Trade

Ram Krishna Mandal, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar

Environmental Economics,Women Studies, Agricultural Economics

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Published

2016-03-22

How to Cite

Kabak, L. K. and Mandal, R. K. (2016) “WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN SEVEN DIMENSIONS THROUGH SELF HELP GROUPS IN ARUNACHALPRADESH: A CASE STUDY”, Journal of Global Economy, 12(1), pp. 16–35. doi: 10.1956/jge.v12i1.415.

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