Is Volunteerism Effective in Building Capacities of Rural Women for Development Works? - A Global to Local Perspective

  • M Rajan Research Scholar, Centre for Development Studies Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P Anandharaja Kumar Professor and Director, Centre for Development Studies Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Volunteerism, Rural development, Women development, Capacity building, Local development, Volunteers

Abstract

The works of Government and Non-Government efforts to nurture the development consciousness among rural women through various initiatives and volunteerism have been widely accepted. The voluntary efforts exponentially paved the way for development action and people’s participation among marginalized sections. This article explores and tries to understand the role of volunteerism in building capacities of rural women for development works in a local perspective through the international and national initiatives and its importance.

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2021-04-01
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