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Ntankah Village Women Common Initiative Group: A Model for Rural Women’s Empowerment By: Sasha Hart. Examination Question: What methods does Ntankah utilize to engage Cameroonian provincial ladies? How does the gathering advance and make the conditions important for rustic women’s strengthening?
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Ntankah Village Women Common Initiative Group: A Model for Rural Women\'s Empowerment By: Sasha Hart Research Question: What methodologies does Ntankah utilize to engage Cameroonian provincial ladies? How does the gathering advance and make the conditions important for provincial ladies\' strengthening? Displayed at the Making Equal Rights Real Conference, May 1, 2010 , McGill University

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Cameroonian Rural Women: A Disadvantaged Population Higher provincial destitution rates Women gain half not as much as guys Trapped in the casual division of economy Oppressive socio-social customs Lack of political representation (just 9%) Lack of access to assets and data; Illiteracy HIV/AIDS commonness rates twice as high among ladies Landlessness

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Empowerment Conceptualized: A Literature Review Empowerment Defined : A procedure (as opposed to a solitary intercession) An objective including an expansion in office , power , capacity A Multi-dimensional Process: Internal (ie: individual change/self-regard) & External (ie: auxiliary boundaries) change Strategic sexual orientation needs (ie: basic main drivers of ladies\' subordinated status) & "Down to earth sex needs" (ie: essential and quick human needs) [Moser 1989] Stages of Empowerment Position of persecution  Conscientization  Political activity  Change [Carr 2003]

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Women\'s Groups in Cameroon: New Empowerment Approaches Needed Work of Cameroonian ladies\' gatherings regularly not sufficiently extensive to meet both the handy and key sex needs delineated by Moser [Fonjong 2001] While the level of neediness among ladies has been decreased as a consequence of NGO work, there has been no genuine change to their subordinate status , and in this manner, "more measures are expected to handle the underlying drivers of sex disparities and expel obstructions hampering ladies\' association" [Fonjong 2001] Case Study: Is Ntankah a model?

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Methodology Selection of contextual analysis: International acknowledgment; participatory procedures; confirmation of progress (meeting both pragmatic and vital sex needs) Data accumulation : 48 Interviews (semi-organized individual & center gatherings) with gathering individuals, bunch pioneers, venture bosses, nearby pioneers Program Observations

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RESULTS: Ntankah\'s Strategic Empowerment Approach Focus: " To enhance the long haul financial states of individuals specifically and ladies when all is said in done… " ACTIVITIES (Targeting both commonsense and key sexual orientation needs)

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RESULTS: Ntankah\'s Strategic Empowerment Approach Activities target down to earth & vital sex needs and out of these stream inner & outer change

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Obstacles Resources Lack of accounts ( to apply aptitudes learned/maintain certain exercises) Lack of sufficient cultivating innovation (instruments, composts) Low costs got for produce Environmental Poverty (keeps a few ladies from partaking) Long separations (to ranch, market, cassava factories); Bad streets Conservative powers Organizational More Follow-up on preparing required Punctuality Some individuals not as conferred/dynamic Director plays a lot of focal part Governing structure Illiteracy not being handled Corruption allegations; tattling

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Lessons Learned Empowerment Process Dynamic & nuanced; non-straight: Women\'s strengthening is an on-going procedure that must be accomplished through numerous courses, on various distinctive levels, and by drawing in numerous diverse performing artists Importance of training (information transference/conscientization); self-regard; aggregate activity Diversified scope of exercises expected to handle viable/key sex needs and to effectuate inside/outside change Possible results: self-regard, independence, and sex fairness

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Lessons Learned Self-regard Pivotal to the strengthening procedure—as an end in itself, furthermore a way to goad outside change Self-regard building ought to be a particular focus in strengthening activities—Knowledge transference/conscientization/awareness= worthless without self-regard Self-regard building is a moderate procedure Other lessons Education/refinement can increment metro investment (ladies started effectively asserting rights once they were sharpened about them) Peer bolster capacity of group based ladies\' gatherings