Enhancing Women's Empowerment Through Capacity Building Programs: Reflections From Jammu And Kashmir

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Suri, Dr. Kavita (2013)
  • Publisher: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
  • Journal: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research (issn: 2319-5614, eissn: 2319-5614)
  • Subject: Social Sciences; Department of Lifelong Learning | Kashmir, conflict, women empowerment, employment, rural development

Jammu and Kashmir is faced with an armed conflict since past 24 years. The past over two decades of conflict have deeply affected people's livelihood, their living environments, health, eating habits, their work and workplaces, their access to education and so on. But it is the women of Kashmir who have felt its impact most severely. Women are affected by its short and long-term effects and thus are among the most vulnerable groups during conflict for more reasons than just violence.The present paper would focus on the programmes initiated by various state and centre government for the enhancing empowerment of Jammu and Kashmir women through various capacity building programmes. Various programmes which support women to take up new ventures and start self employment have been initiated by Jammu and Kashmir State Women Development Corporation, J&K Social Welfare Department and J&K Rural Development in the past few years.The paper will be also focus on the challenges to women empowerment in J&K and how economic empowerment of women through their capacity building can be one of the most important options to help and bring out these women from their economic distress.
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