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Impact of Empowerment, Women, P2WKSS Program, Attitude, Behavior
Purpose of Study: Sindang Sari Village is a village located at the foot of Cikuray Mountain, Cigedug Sub-District. This village is the leading village of Garut Regency in the program of increasing the role of women. There are three rural groups assessed in this women’s role-building program. Villages located in mountainous, urban and coastal areas. Sindangsari Village is a village located in a mountainous area, P2WKSS Program is a program implemented in an effort to create, improve the progress and welfare of family and social environment that involves the whole society be it men moreover women. One of the objectives of the program is to improve the health status of women, improve the status of women’s education, improve women’s knowledge and skills in productive economic endeavors. The purpose of this study is to find out whether the impact of women’s empowerment can change their attitude and women behavior. In this research, the writer uses a qualitative method with a case study approach. The author uses Mardikanto’s theory of Community Empowerment Steps, namely: area selection, socialization of community development, community empowerment process, and community self- reliance process.
Methodology: In data collection, the author uses observation techniques, in-depth interviews, focus group discussions (FGD), interpretation approach, and literature study. In the data validity test, the writer used the triangulation technique with a check, re-check, and crosscheck for data obtained from the writer’s theory, methodology, and perception.
Results: The results showed that the empowerment of women in Sindang Sari Village is more optimized in a productive economy. Increased health status let alone education has not run optimally. Indicators of program success are more dominant in terms of increasing income, not yet measuring more optimally on the quality of attitudes and behavior of women as individuals and as mothers.
Implications/Applications: There is even a change of attitude and behavior because there is a change of role in the family.
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