Women in India are a deprived lot. They lack education, good health, equality in opportunities and have to mostly suffer subjugation from menfolk, both at home and outside. The gender ratio between men and women is very much against the fair sex. In many societies in the country, daughters are considered as burden. People still indulge in sex determination tests to prevent the birth of a girl child. In recent times there have been many initiatives by the government to create awareness among the general population in favour of the girl child. ‘Beti Bachao and Beti Padao' is one such initiative by the government. The certification course in empowering women through self-help groups is also one such endeavor in the same direction.
Eligibility and course duration
10+2 or other equivalent qualification in any stream. The courses are mostly of 6 months in duration.
More about the course
The idea behind this course is to understand the concepts behind empowering women in India and to study the various means and measures by which it can be achieved. It speaks about what is women empowerment and its nature as well as scope. One gets to learn about the factors that contribute towards empowerment. A few such factors are better health, education, quality of life, skills in communication, decision making and better security for the women folk. One also learns of the historical perspectives with respect to women empowerment and the changing status of women from time immemorial and from periods such as medieval, British rule and the post-independence period. The course also speaks of the strategies taken up since the pre-independence and post-independence period in India. The role being played by self-help groups in women empowerment is the main focus area in this course. The dominant role played by self-help groups in matters concerning finance, credit, savings, insurance and marketing is well touched upon. Problems are identified and causes are analysed for effective implementation of the women empowerment programs.
Jobs and opportunities
The course provides for employment opportunities with NGOs working in the direction of women empowerment. Gets you to practice at supervisory level in training people and implementing the empowerment programs run by many self-help groups like Mahila Swastha Sangh and Rashtriya Mahila Kosh. It also helps you in becoming trainers or facilitators for women empowerment. For those already working in this field, it helps you in building up your credentials.
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