Women Empowerment

Women empowerment is an important target group of SHGs, and development assistance is provided both Entrepreneur Development programme and Credit. Awareness of women’s right is regarded as being extremely important if women are to be able to influence political processes and their own development. We focused on this area and initiated processes for analysis and the sharing of experience with other institutions and organizations working in this field.

Women education is a sector where particular awareness of the gender dimension. There has been emphasis on increasing the quantity and quality of education by training more women leaders and providing necessary financial tools such as micro-credit for income generation.

The Women’s Empowerment Principles offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Developed through a partnership between Women and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles are designed to support companies in reviewing existing policies and practices—or establishing new ones—to realize women’s empowerment.

In brief, the Principles are:

Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality Treat all women and men fairly at work—respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination.
Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers Promote education, training and professional development for women Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.
Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality