Women’s Empowerment Report, 2009-10

Auroville Village Action Group, (AVAG) (2010) Women’s Empowerment Report, 2009-10. Working Paper. Auroville.

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This research has been initiated to demonstrate the impact of AVAG's program on women's empowerment. It aims also to understand the self perception of the women in terms of empowerment and to assess causality and draw general conclusions concerning this subject.In fact, empowerment is a concept principally described through self-esteem, awareness, consciousness and confidence. It focuses participation into decision-making and challenges oppression and inequality with a bottom-up process. In his way, Auroville Village Action Group, through a variety of projects and programs, seeks to promote village empowerment. A specific focus is given on Self Help Groups, wide spread development method, used in India and around the world. For the purpose of this research, five indicators have been chosen to measure the performance of AVAG's projects in empowering women. The women members of Self Help Groups were interviewed with a questionnaire based on these five indicators. The analysis of the data collected with the survey shows especially the importance of being part of a group, without acknowledging the direct impact of AVAG's programs on women's empowerment.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: Conflict and Human Unity > Conflict and Human Unity (General)
Rural Development > Auroville Bioregion
Depositing User: Admin User
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2020 07:07
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 07:07
URI: http://aurorepo.in/id/eprint/68

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