Empowerment of dalit women in Tamil Nadu: with special reference to panchayat raj institutions
A Senthilkumar, Dr. P Sakthivel
Direct political involvement of Dalit women in local governance (Panchayati Raj) is a central human right in itself and enables the realisation of a host of other human rights. Empowerment of women has been a subject of discussion in the contemporary world. Empowerment occurs when someone who did not have power earlier is given power- and this power makes the person who is empowered experience a sense of ownership and control over resources. Empowerment is facilitated by a combination of factors, including values, leadership actions, job structures and the rewards system. In Tamil Nadu, Dalits experience hostility from Thevar community in the Southern districts and from Vanniar community in the Northern areas. When the conflicts were strenuous, often Dalits deserted the villages. In Tamil Nadu, and other states where massacres and large-scale police attacks on Dalits in rural and municipal settings continue to take place, state administrations yet to act swiftly without bias to bring offending state and private actors to justice.
A Senthilkumar, Dr. P Sakthivel. Empowerment of dalit women in Tamil Nadu: with special reference to panchayat raj institutions. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 388-391