Empowerment of women through SHGs

Empowerment of women through SHGs

C.S. Rama Lakshmi begins her presentation whit this reflection:

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Why talk about women?

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Her answer is easy but  though: Globally, for each  two (2) men educated there is one (1) woman educated. That is a fact in the hole world on  average.

So, if if still anyoe whith doubts about it, and we saw a lot of impressed, others so no convinced faces, even in  femenine participants, there is a lot of literature in the net to reach out.

And came other example that maybe could be misunderstood:

What hapens if a girl ihas born and not a boy?

because cultural and social behaviors can vary in each country, but another issue comes to the auditorium. There is a lot of work to do , among all of us, because this reallity stills invisible, naturalized. Thatś the reason for all the complains, disagrees and other expressions that we heard from some women in the tea breack. But that situation comes and comes again in every  space where I have been, talking about women empowerment. That ‘s another fact.

We are living in changin societies but out societies still have sophisticated or crude forms of exercise gender violence. Some of them are almost invisible and we could believe that we are living in a really high performanced society, and maybe we are well blindness by mechanisms that we can’t imagine.

The talk continue,

What do the rural women need?

Most women need livehood and the way to do that is prodcuctivity. But,

How we are going to make women more productive?

We need to provide oportunities for women to:

  • Stay together
  • To stay connected with technologies
  • Acces to loans
  • Acces to markets

That’s what Pedarikam Pai Gelupu strategy aims to do.

40% – 50% of Indians are not internet users. 85% so the digital strategies must be mixed, creative and have many challenges.

The strategy in few words make possible that the women conform cooperatives, groups of women that divided in different roles begin a trainning proccess based on practice, go for the farmers, producers of food and buy them mainly rice. Then the women take this product to the Krushe mart, a place hosted by governmetn where people below poverty line can buy one kilo of rice for one (1) rupie Rs. $1. That ś US$ 0.66 cents.

That’s KRUSHE:

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Mundo transhumante

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Bienvenid@ a esta bitácora vivencial transhumante, compartida entre por un grupo de seres humanos que desde diversas latitudes expresan sus puntos de vista. Este espacio busca llevar a un nivel de intercambio colectivo todos los esfuerzos de los integrantes y relacionados con ReDHumus para fusionar sus horizontes con excusas para los encuentros humanos.

Transhumancias tiene sus origenes como palabra en  la práctica de pastoreo seminómada que se adapta a las cambiantes condiciones ambientales y productivas. Para este espacio, transhumancia es un conjunto de prácticas de autotransformación de los seres humanos que buscan potenciar sus capacidades, que si bien está mediado por la apropiación de las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación, (TIC) no está limitado por ellas, distanciandose en parte del movimiento transhumanista del cual se inspira.

Cualquier persona es bienvenida a participar de la discusión siempre y cuando en su participación guarde respeto  por la declaración de principios y ética de ReDHumus.