Invisibility to visibility: Experiences of High-range Women

Authors

  • Jasmine George Research Scholar

Keywords:

High-range Women, Economic Visibility, Social Visibility, Political Visibility, Collective Empowerment, self-Visibility

Abstract

The research article deals with the experiences of women residing in high-ranges of the Idukki district in Kerala on their journey from invisibility to visibility. The study was conducted among women living in high-range areas and identified five key informants. The researcher collected data through in-depth interviews. The analysis reveals that there has been a progressive change in the socio-economic, political, and familial spheres of rural women over the past ten years. They have become visible to some extent in all domains of society. Financial independence increases one's self-worth, which is extremely important for rural women where gender equality is skewed. Government initiatives like women-specific programs and social legislation show positive results in empowering women by assuring financial security. This paper points out the underlying factors, how rural women have become visible in the political, economic, social, and cultural spheres of life, and the gradual development of self-worth among women. At the same time, it discusses how social work can further empower women's visibility. 

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24.05.2024

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Invisibility to visibility: Experiences of High-range Women. (2024). Journal of Social Work Education and Practice, 9(2). https://jswep.in/index.php/jswep/article/view/207