Topic: Role of women and women’s organization
2. Kudumbashree’s multi-faceted approach plays a significant role in empowering women and fighting poverty by providing various support mechanisms and opportunities. Elaborate. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Down to Earth
Why the question:
The article highlights the 25-year journey of Kudumbashree, a women’s collective in Kerala, India, and its interventions to empower women and combat poverty.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the role of Kudumbashree in women empowerment.
Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Start by giving aims and objectives of Kudumbashree.
Write about the role of Kudumbashree in women empowerment – economic empowerment through entrepreneurship and income-generating activities, providing microfinance and credit support, offering livelihood opportunities, and focusing on skill development and capacity building, fosters social empowerment, encourages women’s participation in governance, and contributes to poverty eradication efforts. Cite examples and statistics to substantiate.
Conclude by summarising.