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Women Empowerment: Significance of Collective Voices and Social Action

Created by Wafa Singh February 10, 2014 - Category: Organizing and Mobilization - Tags: #  #Women Empowerment  #social action  #Disha 
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Chilkana Sultanpur, a town and Nagar Panchayat in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India is an extremely backward area. Here, the menace of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment holds its head high, as the people face social, political and economic disempowerment. The women are the worst sufferers, being subjected to gender discrimination, in addition. This paper therefore presents the case of DISHA social organization, which has been championing the cause of disempowered women in a multitude of ways. It examines the interventions and strategies it has employed to improve their living and provide them with a dignified life, which they are entitled to.

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