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Empowering women: a critique of the blueprint for self-help group in India

Jakimow, Tanya; Kilby, Patrick


Development agencies have increasingly regarded 'empowerment' as an essential objective to improve the well-being of marginalised women in India. The perceived success of self-help group (SHG) programmes in this project has encouraged their widespread application across India, becoming the primary mechanism to empower women. However, this success has often been assumed rather than proven, with evaluations generally lacking a conceptualisation of empowerment based on theoretical understandings...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Indian Journal of Gender Studies
DOI: 10.1177/097152150601300303


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