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Self-Help Groups: A Study on Their Roles and Impacts on Women Empowerment

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Leelashree .M,Dr. PSV Balaji Rao


Economic empowerment is considered as a key step that can be taken towards attaining the goal of equal involvement of women in community as well as household and also to overcome the social stereotypes and challenges with the help of Self Help Groups (SHGs). In order to withstandin a society, it is important that the course of social empowerment begins together with a development of independence and self-assuranceamongst women. When proper actions are taken to address all the prevailing social issues, women of the society will attain better education, sense of ownership and belonging along with the leadership and more prospect to have a better future. This study tries to scrutinizeon the impact of SHGs with regards towomen empowerment on the first-hand information.This tries to identify initiatives taken by SHGsto attain individual and communal empowerment in Mysore city. Individual empowerment is examined through their level of awareness, leadership skills, communalization, economicliberation, empathy from family, betterstandard of living, acknowledgement, participation in the process of decision making. Collective empowerment is observed through schemes provided, involvement in social and political aspects.

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