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Women Leadership and Development: A Study on Grassroots Women Leaders in Uttarakhand

Indian Journal of Sustainable Development

Volume 3 Issue 1

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Nivedita Mishra Thapliyal | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
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Abstract

Women leadership influences holistic development, this proposition is substantiated with several studies. The socio-cultural background of the women potentially influences this process. The socio-economic characteristics of grassroots women leaders, their awareness level, perspective of development, work and initiatives undertaken by the women leaders in their respective areas and their contribution on development is getting more attention in recent years. This study discusses the background of formal and informal women leaders, their socio-demographic background which influences the process of development. The study further discusses the perspective of the women leaders towards development of their village/block/district, the awareness level about the various development programmes/schemes, nature of work initiated by the women leaders in their respective areas, problems and constraint faced by the women leaders in performing their role in development domain. And finally the opinion of the public regarding the development work had done by women leaders. The study is descriptive in nature and interview and FGD were the tools for data collection.

Keywords: Grassroots Women Leaders and Development

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