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Social development programs: the impact on participating women in Amajuba district municipality in KwaZulu-Natal

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dc.contributor.advisor Ntombela, N.H.
dc.contributor.author Zulu, Patricia Theodora
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-20T14:20:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-20T14:20:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/632
dc.description Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Community Work in the Department of Social Work at the University of Zululand, 2010. en_US
dc.description.abstract Culturally determined gender roles restricted women’s freedom, choice and rights and as such, it is not surprising that women have long been neglected in development. It is only recently that attention was given to women and particularly rural women who are actively engaged in productive labor. At the Beijing plan of action conference in 1995, it was highlighted that though poverty affects men and women, but because of gender role and responsibility women bear a greater burden and it was recommended that: • Polices and programs for women be developed in order to alleviate poverty, with their full participation and respect for cultural diversity. • Mobilization to improve the effectiveness of anti-poverty programs directed at disadvantaged people. Several programs have been developed by the government in order to empower women. This study therefore is aimed at assessing the impact of social development programs on participating women at Amajuba district Municipality in KwaZulu Natal. These programs are developed by women and required their full participation. They are funded by the government for sustainability. The researcher’s respondents were selected from members who are participating. An evaluative research method was utilized as it assesses the implementation and usefulness of social interventions. Higson –Smith (1995:47) stated that evaluation research is aimed at testing interventions, to see how effective they are, and therefore, represents an important means of linking action and research in a constructive manner. Evaluation research can furnish evidence of the usefulness of a program. Findings revealed that women benefited through participation in these programs, as they were also capacitated on activities they were engaged in. They were not successful to generate enough income to sustain their families. Implementation of recommendations made on chapter 6 will develop projects to small businesses so that participants can maintain their families and, contribute to the economy of the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Social development programs en_US
dc.subject Women projects en_US
dc.subject Poverty alleviation programmes en_US
dc.title Social development programs: the impact on participating women in Amajuba district municipality in KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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