Women's empowerment and education: Panchayats and women's Self-help Groups in India

  title={Women's empowerment and education: Panchayats and women's Self-help Groups in India},
  author={Ratna Ghosh and P. C. Chakravarti and Kumari Mansi},
  journal={Policy Futures in Education},
  pages={294 - 314}
While women have made many advances, their inferior status to men continues to be a global phenomenon. At a time of unprecedented economic growth, India is experiencing a dramatic intensification of violence against women and the majority of girls are still not getting equal educational opportunity. In one of the most important steps for the empowerment of women, the Indian government gave constitutional status to village-level councils or Panchayati Raj institutions and reserved 33% of the… Expand
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