Women Empowerment

by Seetharaman, Sridhar

ISBN: 9789354613531
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Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2022
Price : Rs. 5460.00
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Author Profile

Dr Sridhar Seetharaman is currently Advisor (Gender and Rural Development), Arupa Mission Research Foundation, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He retired as Associate Professor, Centre for Women’s Development and Gender Studies at the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad, Telangana. He has done considerable research on Entrepreneurial Development, Quality Management and Gender Justice. As Gender Budget Consultant, he assisted the Government of Nagaland in Engendering their State Plan. He has organised several training programmes on Total Quality Management, Gender Budgeting and Gender Justice. He has handled sessions on Gender Concerns in Development and Gender Budget and Gender Audit at the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Telangana and the Fiscal Policy Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka and at the various State Institutes of Rural Development. He is a Visiting Professor for Development Planning Models at the Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, Telangana and Professor Emeritus for Gender Studies at the United Theological College, Bengaluru, Karnataka. He is the recipient of the Best Citizen of India Award, 2014 and the Champion of Children’s Award 2014 and member of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), Vilnius, Lithuania, since 2017. Invited by the UNO to be the leader for their project on “Gender Integration in Mainstream Development” of the Canadian economy in 2019.

About The Book

Women empowerment is the process in which women elaborate and recreate what it is that they can do and accomplish in a circumstance that they were previously denied. Empowerment can be defined in several ways, however when talking about women empowerment, empowerment means accepting and allowing people (women) who are outside of the decision making process into it. This puts a strong emphasis on participation in political structures and formal decision making and in the economic sphere, on the ability to obtain an income that enables participation in economic decision making. Women’s empowerment is not an add on; rather it is the core of development. This volume of 9 chapters with contributions from academicians, professionals, practitioners, experts and consultant deals with gender mainstreaming, social, political and economic empowerment, empowerment through education and skill development. This book is replete with pan Indian case studies. This book would be useful to development practitioners, scholars, policy makers, administrators and academicians.

Table of Contents

Preface v List of Contributors ix Abbreviations xi 1. Gender Mainstreaming in India 1 Sridhar Seetharaman 2. Empowerment of Gender Mainstreaming in India: Towards a Gender Equal Society 25 Sathyavani Gandham 3. Empowering Women through Self-Help Groups in India: A Socio-Economic Perspective 43 Vibha Agnihotri & Vinamrata Agnihotri 4. Women, Education and Empowerment 57 Shweta Suri 5. Empowerment of Female Domestic Workers through Education 69 B. Dhana Lakshmi & V.S. Gajavelli 6. Empowerment of Women through Political Participation Leading to National Growth 77 Syeda Noor Fathima 7. Skill Development for Women Empowerment 93 Ranjana Vaishnav & Prashant Sinha 8. Skill Development and Women’s Empowerment 107 Sonali Patnaik 9. Enhancing Energy Based Livelihoods for Women Micro Entrepreneurs in Madhya Pradesh 119 Sridhar Seetharaman Glossary 135 Index 139