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DIDI’s: An Economically Self-Sustaining Model of Empowerment Of Poor and Abused Adolescent Girls And Women|Vandana Mishra & Dr Pragyan Dangwal


Purpose: The aim of this case study was to examine the efficacy and success of a model of sustainable empowerment of poor and abused adolescent girls and women. Their major drawback being early marriage, illiteracy, poverty, financial dependence on parents, husband and sons.

Design/methodology/approach: Post consent and briefing, detailed personal interviews were carried out with the respondents and management. The names of the respondents have been changed respecting privacy.

Findings: How education and skill training has helped them to gain self-respect, confidence, financial independence, to be role models for others in similar situations and become change makers in the society.

Social implications: The success of this model emphasises on educating and imparting skill training to adolescent girls and women to move out of a life of penury and abuse to lead a dignified life and fulfil their dreams. It envisions to make them feel responsible and catalyst change makers for the society.

Originality/value: DIDIs (the model) has worked out a prototype of sustainable empowerment-educating the poor girls, making them aware of their rights, offering them avenues for higher education, employing women from poor backgrounds facing physical and sexual abuse and providing them with a skill set for financial independence.

Keywords – abuse, adolescent girls, women, sustainable, financial independence




This entry was posted on September 8, 2020 by in Citizenship.


ISSN: 2056-2969

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