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Paper Title: Empowerment of Women through Self - Help Groups
Authors Name: E. Shireesha
Unique Id: IJSDR1912004
Published In: Volume 4 Issue 12, December-2019
Abstract: Women empowerment and gender equality have become topics of utmost importance in the recent times, because gender inequality and its socio-economic and cultural dimensions are all pervasive in the third world as well as in the developed world. However, in the third world the problem of gender inequality is more acutely associated with economic disempowerment of women. And therefore, of recent, several initiatives are being taken up in the third world countries for the economic empowerment of women so as to reduce the gender inequality. Among these initiatives, the Self-Help Group (SHG) movement, which is getting wide spread all over the third world, has become the prominent one. The awarding of Nobel Peace Prize of 2006 to Mr. Mohammed Yunus, the pioneer of Micro Credit and Grameen Bank has provided an international approval of the significance of SHG movement. The concept of SHG services the principle, ‘by the women, of the women and for the women’. Self-help groups are voluntary associations of people with common interests formed to achieve collective social and economic goals. Such groups are organized for mutual help and benefit. It is formed democratically without any political affiliations. Self-help groups (SHGs) is as an instrument to change the conditions of women socially and economically. Once socio-economic experiment is achieved it would have implication on the overall development of women. SHGs enable economic, social, political and psychological empowerment of women. Women participation in Self Help Groups have obviously created tremendous impact upon the life pattern and style of poor women and have empowered them at various levels not only as individuals but also as members of the family members of the community and the society as whole. They come together for the purpose of solving their common problems through self-help and mutual help. The more attractive scheme with less effort is “Self Help Group” (SHGs). It is a tool to remove poverty and improve the women entrepreneurship and financial support in India.
Keywords: Self Help Group, Women empowerment, women entrepreneurship
Cite Article: "Empowerment of Women through Self - Help Groups ", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijsdr.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.4, Issue 12, page no.13 - 16, December-2019, Available :http://www.ijsdr.org/papers/IJSDR1912004.pdf
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Published In: Volume 4 Issue 12, December-2019
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