Skill and Capacity of Women through Social Mobilization: Analysis of Urban Women Self Help Groups in Coimbatore City

Authors

  • Kanagaraj S1 , Priya V2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1624

Keywords:

Self-help groups, social mobilisation, skills and capacity of women, urban women

Abstract

The study attempts to understand and anlayse the skill and capacity of women through social mobilisation.

It is proved that the Self Help Groups (SHGs) played a key role in mobilizing the poor towards developing

the habit of saving and avail credit from financial institutions. Social Mobilisation has been adopted as an

appropriate approach to mobilise the local communities which is essential to carry out any intervention. The

main objective of the study is envisioned to identify the enhancement of skill and capacity of the women

through social mobilization. The methodology for the study is Survey research and describes the skills

and capacities of the women of Urban SHGs. Multi stage sampling was employed to collect data from 14

SHGs comprising of 156 SHG members. The results revealed that participation of group members in SHGs

increase their literacy skills, communication skills, banking skills and vocational skills. Also it is evident

that a vast majority of the women (77.6%) do not have any vocational skills which indicates there is huge

need of training women in vocational as well as entrepreneurship skills to generate income.

Author Biography

Kanagaraj S1 , Priya V2

1Ph.D. Scholar, 2Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social Work, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, Amrita

Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Kanagaraj S1 , Priya V2. (2020). Skill and Capacity of Women through Social Mobilization: Analysis of Urban Women Self Help Groups in Coimbatore City. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1532-1537. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1624