SHGs are considered as one of the most significant tools to adopt
participatory approach for the economic empowerment of women: Vimukti
SHGs are novel and innovative
organizational setup in India for the women up-liftment and welfare.
Self-Help Group refers to self-governed, peer controlled, informal
group of people with same socio-economic background and having a
desire to collectively perform common purposes. Having new strategic
plan, Vimukti formed the women groups in the targeted villages to
fight for their rights. It took long time to convince and to
motivate the women to make known their rights. The primary focus is
to give awareness on various rights and schemes that are given by
the government and how to benefit from these various schemes; by way
of awareness, motivation, leadership, training and associating in
other social inter-mediation programmes for the benefit of the
Mr. Daniel Helbert, Ensemble Agissons France inaugurated the SHG
groups by lighting the lamp and the SHGs are formed with the
collaboration of child right project, France. Mr. Daniel Helbert
said, SHG groups are need for women’s empowerment in the present-day
world. When the women to become part of SHGs as they can bring the
desired change, especially in the making them self-reliant
economically. The programme was well arranged by the Vimukti staff
and 78 women benefited from this program.
Issues of concern:
secure them from financial, technical and moral strengths.
gain economic prosperity through loan/credit.
gain from collective wisdom in organizing and managing their own
finance and distributing the benefits among themselves.
sensitize women of target area for the need of SHG and its
relevance in their empowerment. To create group feeling among
enhance the confidence and capabilities of women.
develop collective decision making among women.
motivate women taking up social responsibilities particularly
related to women development. It acts as the forum for members
to provide space and support to each other.
stop Domestic violence.
Women’s property and inheritance rights.
Reproductive and sexual health rights of women/ adolescent
stop human Trafficking, child marriage, child sexual abuse etc.
employment opportunities for women and labour rights.