Empowering Women Essay

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Journal of Management and Social Sciences Vol. 9, No. 2, (Fall 2013) 09-22

Women Empowerment Through Microcredit: Step Towards Alleviating Feminization of Poverty
Sara Wali Qazi*
Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) Karachi

Dr. Manzoor Isran*
SZABIST Karachi

Dr. Samina Isran*
Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur

Dr. Nadeem A. Syed*
SZABIST Karachi

ABSTRACT
Purpose - The study explores and evaluates the women‟s experiences with microcredit facility for the purpose of women empowerment. While there is a mutual understanding and general consensus on closer nexus between women empowerment and microcredit, women are disempowered for variety of reasons such as lacks of financial resources, being a member of patriarchy
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Keywords: Microcredit, Women Economic Empowerment, Women Social
Empowerment, Women Household increased well-being, and feminization of poverty

Jel classification: I32, I38, O12, O15

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Sarah Wali Qazi: swqazi@smiu.edu.pk Dr. Mansoor Isran: saminaisran@hotmail.com Dr. Samina Isran: saminaisran@hotmail.com Dr. Nadeem A. Syed, nadeem@szabist.edu.pk

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Women Empowerment through Microcredit: Step towards Alleviating Feminization of Poverty

1. INTRODUCTION
Women empowerment is the influential subject matter in the current era. Before starting discussing the women empowerment, it is necessary to understand how women are disempowered. Disempowering is a process which reduces the power or authority of an individual or group in making crucial decisions and shapes their lives accordingly. According to the philosophers, researchers and professors in the particular field of gender studies, disempowerment is not only the issue associated with the developing countries but

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