WOMEN EMPOWERMENT THROUGH WOMEN EMPLOYMENT: A STUDY OF HOUSEHOLD HELPERS IN DELHI REGION

Ms. Arpeeta Anand

Abstract


Women empowerment is an essential precondition for elimination of poverty. Many International and National bodies have stressed on women empowerment giving attention to their participation in society, decision-making, education and health. This paper is an effort to assess the role of women in women empowerment through employment and the perception of improvement in different pre-determined domains. The sample size was restricted to 10 household helpers. This paper also talks about positive improvement in all domains after they started working than they were before. Micro finance has brought tremendous change in their lives at the grass root level, women had better access to credit facilities and increased income which helped them to contribute to the house holds expenses. Thus the participants had economic security, easy credit accessibility, better decision making in family, improved family environment (relative freedom from domination), increased mobility and improved political and legal knowledge.

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Women Empowerment, Employment, Household Helpers, Delhi

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