Role Of Self-Help Groups (Shg) In Gender Equality: A Case Study Of Jammu

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Palavi Rajput, Dr. Manvendra Singh


A family’s prosperity and stability are not complete until a woman is empowered. Empowerment refers to a person’s or a community’s spiritual, political, social, gender, or economic strength. If a woman is educated, she can engage in, organize, and inform others about the different vital programs for women’s upliftment. Women are better able to understand and coordinate with other women. Women have traditionally been discriminated against and are regarded as second-class citizens in society. Because of their limitations, they cannot express themselves to outsiders. Women’s conditions are deteriorating due to their jobless, low status, lack of creating-decision authority, absence of literacy, and absence of awareness of both sexes’ laws. Numerous Self-Help Groups in Jammu have helped alleviate some of these issues. This organization can help by training women in various skill development programs. Women are more capable of standing on their own feet and assessing their potential. Although the government has attempted to encourage women’s economic empowerment from lower socio-economic strata through different plans and projects, it has had limited success. In these circumstances, women’s empowerment through various schemes and programs is critical, the development of Self-Help Groups is a way to address the problem. It can be a powerful scheme for ensuring women’s overall development, particularly in rural areas. Women can overcome financial difficulties since this organization provides them with access to various organisation and banks from which they can borrow money for start-up. This study highlights the importance of Self-Help Groups in the long-term growth of women in Jammu.

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