Strengthening Sumbanese Women's Economic-Self Resilience to Alleviate Poverty

Rahutami, Angelina Ika and Hastuti, Rini and Matitaputty, Shandy and Sitinjak, Elizabeth Lucky Maretha (2019) Strengthening Sumbanese Women's Economic-Self Resilience to Alleviate Poverty. In: The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, 19-21 Juni 2019.

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One of the provinces in Indonesia that received attention from SCU was East Nusa Tenggara. This province is the poorest province in Indonesia. One of district in NTT is East Sumba which is the second rank of poverty in NTT. The number of poor people in East Sumba was 144,010,000. SCU itself has given attention and provided facilities and scholarships to study at SCU for students from NTT. But caring through scholarships is not enough. Poverty alleviation in NTT must be a commitment of SCU. Women in Sumba tend to be marginalized because of the culture and low level of their education. If women are not the ones who participate in poverty alleviation programs and if gender analysis is not used to seek the root causes of poverty, poverty alleviation programs will have limited impact in public space. The Indonesian government has serious concern for gender equality and poverty alleviation. It can be inferred from some policies and regulations related to the protection and empowerment of women. Starting from 2002 to 2008, there have been at least six gender based regulations. But there has not been comprehensive gender regulation that yet integrates both of gender equality and poverty reduction dimensions. Based on this situation and the concern of SCU to do a good University social responsibility, we are motivated to do community service in East Sumba. The main motivation is how to encourage changes in women's behavior for reducing poverty and strengthening economic resilience

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences
300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social Sciences > Women
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: ms Angelina Ika Rahutami
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2019 08:38
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 08:38

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