Women Empowerment Through Self-Help Group For Divorced Women

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S.Thangamani ,S.Muthuselvi(2013), “ A Study on Women Empowerment through Self- Help Groups with Special Reference to Mettupalayam Taluk In Coimbatore District”, IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM) e-ISSN: 2278-487X.Volume 8, Issue 6 (Mar. - Apr. 2013). Women empowerment is a process in which women challenge the existing norms and culture, to effectively promote their well being. The participation of women in Self Help Groups (SHGs) made a significant impact on their empowerment both in social and economical aspects This study addresses women empowerment through self help groups in Mettupalayam district of Tamilnadu . The information required for the study has been collected from both the primary and secondary sources A Random…show more content…
Both in tribal and non-tribal region the SHGs have made greater impact in changing the life perspective of women and their inclusion in the mainstream. Sibusiso Dumisani Mhlongo(2010), “A Process Of Empowerment Through A Self-Help Group For Divorced Women” Thesis submitted to The University Of Zululand. Empowerment is an act of enriching someone within a certain context to gain inner self -control. The best way of understanding empowerment is to focus on its process rather than outcome. It is also important to determine the structure upon which empowerment is likely to exist. As a result, this study was about the exploration of the interaction between empowerment as a process and the self-help group which forms a structural basis of empowerment. Therefore, the main focus of the research study was to investigate specific processes through which one goes to achieve empowerment when participating in a self–help group for divorced women. The qualitative research method, which incorporated participant observation, semi-structured interviews and focus group, formed the basis for the process of data collection and analysis. The sample consisted of 10 divorced women who participated in a self-help group for a contracted period of eight…show more content…
This contrasts with philosophical approaches that concentrate on people’s happiness or desire-fulfillment, or in income, expenditures, or consumption. Some aspects of the capability approach can be traced back to, among others, Aristototle, Adam Smith and Karl Marx (Nussbaum 1988; Sen 1993). The approach in its present form has been pioneered by the economist and philosopher Amartya Sen (1980, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1999) and has more recently been significantly further developed by the philosopher Martha Nassbaum (1988, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2000 ), and a growing number of other

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