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Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts
The context of rural livelihoods has changed to a large extent during the paste 20 years. The farming women were uneducated twenty years before but in the current generation the women farmers are educated youth. The young educated women take more interest in farm based enterpreneurial activities. Different and innovative approaches will be needed to cater both the groups of women. Previously there was more emphasis on women's economic empowerment and less concentration on improvement of gender relations but with the passage of time there is much improvement with a slow pace. The educated women are more overburdened with productive, reproductive roles and household responsibilities. The introduction of labour saving devices in farming would be a solution to reduce the workload.