SMS Journal of Enterpreneurship and Innovation | VOL. 3

Empowerment and Well-Being of Disabled Women

Publication Date Dec 14, 2016


The present paper attempts to highlight the concept of disability and empowerment especially among women population. The concept is difficult to define but has been defined variously, indicating the type of disability and its prevalence rate among women. Since, they are most vulnerable therefore; the factors contributing to their problems have been mentioned. The disabled are deprived of all opportunities and basic facilities like health, education, and employment are denied to them thus, problems and difficulties faced in attaining access to adequate housing, education, health, vocational training, and employment have been emphasized. Also, in the light of the same, the need to take into account and to address the concerns of women and girls with disabilities in order to make them empowered and integrate them into the mainstream are addressed. Programs especially for the disabled women to get empowered socially, economically at various levels by public and privates institutions have been focused. The measures taken by international agencies like the International Labor Organization (ILO), United National Development Program (UNDP) and Central Government Plans, Skill and Training Development Projects so that women with disabilities can improve their daily living skills. The skill training creates opportunities in various sectors be it in education and training, employment and livelihood. But the disabled are poorest, there are issues like low access, low availability, overlapping and many others that needs to resolved in ord...


International Labor Organization Type Of Disability Development Program Plans Low Availability Opportunities In Sectors Vocational Training Concept Of Empowerment Prevalence Rate Adequate Employment Government Training

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