Womens Empowerment: Issues Challenges and Strategies A Source Book

by Kumar, Hajira A & Jaimon Varghese

ISBN: 9789354613357
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Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2023
Price : Rs. 20795.00
Biblio : xiv+578p

Author Profile

Prof. Hajira Kumar, Head Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi has been associated with teaching, research and extension for the last three decades. She is also providing professional and technical assistance to a number of NGOs, Ministries and Departments of Social Work, in other universities. She had been the honorary director of Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women Studies, JamiaMillia Islamia for four years. She has written extensively on various issues. Besides several articles, she has six books to her credit. Her areas of special interest are women from the underserved communities, urban poverty and street children. Jaimon Varghese, a social work practitioner and a guest faculty in Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi has been a keen researcher on the issue of women empowerment for the past five years. He had his Masters in Social Work from Pune University and MA in Psychology from Annamalai University. He has also earned PG Diploma in Labour Welfare and PG Diploma in Office Management from Pune University. Presently he is the project officer for the research project on the study on Women Construction Labour, undertaken by SNCWS sponsored by National Human Rights Commission. He is also pursuing his doctoral studies on the topic of Empowerment of Women Literacy Workers. He has several articles published in various journals and books.

About The Book

The book is divided into three parts dealing with theoretical background, issues and challenges and the strategies of empowerment. Four chapters in the introduction analyse the situation of Indian women both in the present context and in the historical perspective and present the concept, philosophy and indicators of women empowerment. Six chapters in the second part, reveal the social, economical political dimensions of women’s empowerment and the situation of women of vulnerable sections and ethnic minorities. While explaining the strategies for women’s empowerment in the last four chapters, in the third part, the role of education, legal support system and civil society is highlighted besides an elaborate description of government efforts. Hopefully, the book will provide a good reading material to research scholars, social activists and practitioners.