This chapter investigates the story of Jitahidi women in Tanzania to understand the dynamics of empowerment at the grassroots level. The stories chronicled in this chapter present self-reliance events, motivations, and practical initiatives of a small entrepreneurial group of women, organized with shoe-string budgets. Their goal was to establish a women's collective strength that could unleash women's lives from oppressive economic regimes, patriarchal traditions, gender inequality, gender discrimination, and socio-historical legacies that exploit women everywhere. The study revealed that dialogical way of thinking and underlying conventions wrapped-up in Women in Development activities in Tanzania were critical in providing the vision that guided the Jitahidi group to create a space for transformation and potential to empower women so as to define their own educational needs and create political organizations within the local community.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Cases on Grassroots Campaigns for Community Empowerment and Social Change|
|Number of pages||23|
|ISBN (Print)||1466685689, 9781466685680|
|State||Published - Apr 30 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)