Self–Help Groups and Women Empowerment


  • John Mohammad Paray


Economic empowerment, Rural women, Self-help groups, Women, Women empowerment


The participation of women in SHGs has the potential to change the existing pattern of women disempowerment in various communities and regions of the world. Women's empowerment can assist them in a variety of sectors, including the economy, psychology, interpersonal relationships, management, and politics, to name just a few. As a result, the fact that SHGs play a part in giving people more agency is worthy of praise. Women who hold positions of power, particularly rural women, should participate in self-help organisations. To make the idea more popular, it's important for governments to help self-help groups in ways that meet the needs of the women in their population. A recent study conducted by discovered that women's self-help groups (also known as SHGs) have positive effects on the economic, social, psychological, and political empowerment of women. It is true that the value of women's SHGs has been quantified in a variety of different impact evaluations. The goal of this study is to provide an overview of the impact of SHGs on women empowerment from multiple dimensions.