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Enhancing economic development through economic empowerment: Challenges for women


Ahmad, Zalinah and Ahmad, Noor Azizah (2015) Enhancing economic development through economic empowerment: Challenges for women. Journal of Governance and Development, 11. pp. 29-37. ISSN 2289-4756

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Abstract

Status of women around the world varies among parts of the world.Some developing countries like Africa, the status of women is low compared to the developed countries.There is an urgent need to give attention to the needs and problems of women to enable them to enjoy and exercise their rights and opportunities; thus, women can be part of a group contributing to national development. Generally, women and economy often are separated as two different identities in enhancing the sustainable economy.The facts that the number of women working in the industries is less than the number of men are no longer false.Therefore, the paper aims to discuss women empowerment specifically in regard to economic empowerment. Three elements, namely microfinance, education and legal aid that contribute towards economic empowerment for women also will be argued in the paper.The challenges women faced towards achieving economic empowerment also will be discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Vol.11/January 2015 (Special Issue on Social Entrepreneurship)
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, economic empowerment, women empowerment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mdm. Zalinah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2015 08:05
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2015 08:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/15207

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