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Year: 2016 | Month: October | Volume: 3 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 50-56

Conceptualisation of Women Empowerment through Education- A Case Study of Mahila Samakhya, Chamarajanagara District of Karnataka

Devaraja R1, Akashraj D.P2

1Ph.D. Scholar, MSW Department, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.
2Ph.D. Scholar, Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore, and Karnataka, India.

Corresponding Author: Akashraj D.P


Women empowerment plays a vital role to bring out the colossal changes and developments in the society. To understand the concepts and empowerments of women, one should understand the rights of women, which definitely given by constitution of women commission.  Therefore, the researchers have taken case studies with the intention to discover and to analyse the effectiveness of women empowerment programmes which has taken by the Mahila Samakhya through federations. Mahila Samakhya Programme is being initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the Department of Education.  It was born out of New Education Policy of 1986, and the aim was to create gender equality.  It considered education as a tool for empowering women.  Education not only means literacy and knowledge but also means creating awareness and providing skills to the holistic development of women. The study was being taken in Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka, which is one of the backward Districts of the state.  This research is based on the case study method and the researcher has used the direct, indirect method of observation and focused group discussion was also have been used to know the effectiveness of Mahila Samakhya programme. In this study the more prominence has been given to the programmes like Kishori, Mahila Shikshana Kendra, Saakshara Samakhya, Kishori Mela, Naari Sanjivini, Naari Adalath and political committee of the federations. A case study of the Srigandha Mahila Sangha also been done to prove the concept of women empowerment through education.

Key words: Mahila Samakhya, Education, Women empowerment.

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