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Title: Inter-Relationship Between Women’s Collecives And Social Entrepreneurship: Key Drivers And Barriers For Women’s Empowerment
Authors: Wankar, Pooja
Keywords: School of Social Work
Swati Banerjee
Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation
Women’s Collective
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: This research focuses on women collectives (SHG‟s) formed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and who has also started an entrepreneurship development program. Their Mission is to economically empower disadvantaged women by using and adopting participatory approach. Secondly, developing leadership abilities among poor women to encourage them come together and form self-help groups (SHG) to improve their socioeconomic conditions and to make them empower. Mainly this research study tries to understand the interrelationship between women‟s collectives and social entrepreneurship, it functions and impact on women lives, and how it creates opportunities for them. Located in Vidyavihar and Kurla places of Mumbai city, the study has attempted to understand the drivers and barriers of starting entrepreneurship development program by collectivization and the varied process; by contextualizing the patriarchal norm within the context of gender and society. Women engaging in collectives (SHGs) and social entrepreneurships activity serve as opportunities for diversifying and enhancing their incomes. The women‟s collective (SHG) has increased women‟s capability as women are learning to sign, speak in public and sharing of common problems. The formation of SHG, has given them identity, economic independence, equal status in the society and greater freedom. Now, they are always ready to come forward and ask for their right. SHGs have been emerged as a powerful instrument in order to socially and economically empower women.
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