Group formation is the first step of interaction among the women. They have fewer ideas about the outside of the home due to less communication beyond the family. Generally women are busy in child care activities so their participation beyond familial activities related to outside the home is difficult for them. SHG playing important role to increase the participation of women in extra activities at different dimensions such as social, economic, political and others. These facts indicate that Self-Help Group works as a tool of women empowerment.
Empowerment can be viewed as a means of creating a social environment in which one can take decisions and make choices either individually or collectively for social transformation. It strengthens one's innate ability by way of acquiring knowledge power and experience. Empowerment is a multi-dimensional social process that helps people gain control over their own lives, communities and in their society, by acting on issues that they define as important.
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v. Group Formation and its Functioning A Special Case In reference to Allahabad District. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences 3(4): Oct. - Dec., 2015; Page 166-168