Women empowerment and the Ultra Poor

Women empowerment and the Ultra Poor

While microfinance is meant to reach the poor there are almost universally acknowledged views that most programmes of women empowerment, despite stated objectives, do not reach the poorest of the poor. One of the reasons is related to the fact that loans which are normally given for self-employment presuppose some degree of micro enterprises and

Women Empowerment

Essay on Women Empowerment

Women empowerment has five components: women’s sense of self-worth, their right to have and to determine choices, their right to have access to opportunities and resources, their ability to influence the direction of social change to create a more just social and economic order, nationally and internationally (Beniwal, Opt. Cit., 33). Hence, in today’s global

emancipation of women

Emancipation of women in India

The struggle for women emancipation went through three stages: The fight for women’s rights; The moral emancipation of women; and Liberation in which the very fundamentals of the equation in male-female relationships are questioned.