Awareness, Attitude and Application of Knowledge among Rural Women: A Case Study of Kasargod in Kerala
In this paper an attempt has been made to know the situation of rural woman in three dimensions of knowledge: awareness, attitude and application. For the study it is assumed that rural women are weak in every aspect due to their weak socio-economic background. So, it is necessary to empower them by education/training. A training pogramme is created to make women aware of their rights and privileges. The training package is applied upon 20 lady village leaders of Kasargod district in Kerala to strengthen their awareness, attitude and application of knowledge. These women were left behind after training for three months from Jul 2017 to Sep 2017 in their respective areas. Afterwards, they started giving non-formal training to rural females of their areas during this three month period. 250 females were tested on an achievement test to know how much they gained after the training. By interview, their knowledge is tested upon the three dimensions. In result it is found that those who were in touch of these village female leaders are more aware of their rights and privilege. Their attitude is also positive towards gaining knowledge and becoming aware of their rights and privileges. Though their changed attitude is not liked by their male family members. In application fields woman are weak and time has come to make them stronger. This can be done only by the way of education.
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