When talking about women’s empowerment, empowerment means acceptin and allowing people (women) who are on the outside of the decision-making process into it . “this puts a strong emphasis on women’s participation in formal and economic decision-making”. Empowerment is the process that creates power in individuals over their own lives, society, and in their communities. Empowerment means when individuals are able to create power in individuals over their own lives, society, and their communities. People are empowered when they are able to access the opportunities available to them without limitations and restrictions.
Women’s economic empowerment to us refers to the ability for women to enjoy their right to control and benefit from the resources, assets, income and their own time, as well as the ability to manage risk and improve their economic status and well being. Our women empowerment programme identifies adolescent girls and women from the community and develops them into change agents, who in turn actively contribute to the community mobilization process. The programme is specifically aimed at realization of both individual and collective self-esteem and inner strength for marginalised and socially excluded women and adolescent girls through innovative community practices. For this Manch has designed many activities such as: SHG, vocational training centre and remedial classes for school going as well as non going adolescent girls.