A Study on Self-Help Groups (SHGs) under NRLM through the Prism of Literacy in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir

Kaveri Duggal


Education is the key factor for women empowerment, prosperity, development and welfare. There is continued inequality and vulnerability of women in all sectors- Economic, education, social, political, health Care, nutrition, right and legal etc. Women are oppressed in all spheres of life, they need to be empowered in all walk of life. In order to fight against the socially constructed gender biases, women have to swim against the system that requires more strength. Such strength comes from the process of empowerment and empowerment will come from the education. This study tries to find out the role of education in the life of women of the self-help groups, attitude of parents and guardians towards girls education, problem associate with the members of the SHGs. This study also highlights that village girls are very far from the facilities for proper education. The women in the SHGs are lagging behind in general awareness, communication skills, health and family welfare aspects.


NRLM, SHGs, Jammu, empowerment, education

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