Women empowerment issues – Jobs,Reservation and education

[pib] SEHER Program to Empower Women Entrepreneurs


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: About SEHER Program

Mains level: NA

Why in the News?

The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) and TransUnion CIBIL have launched SEHER, a pioneering credit education program aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs in India.

About Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)

  • WEP, incubated at NITI Aayog in 2018; aims to create an enabling ecosystem for women entrepreneurs in India through a public-private partnership.
  • WEP’s Financing Women Collaborative (FWC) initiative accelerates access to finance for women entrepreneurs, addressing key barriers such as information asymmetry.

About SEHER Program

  • SEHER aims to provide comprehensive financial literacy content and essential business skills to women entrepreneurs.
  • It will facilitate their access to financial tools crucial for business growth and employment creation.
  • The program includes personalized resources on financial literacy, emphasizing the importance of building a strong credit history and CIBIL score.

Need for such a program

  • India has 63 million MSMEs, with 20.5% being women-owned, employing 27 million people.
  • Accelerating women’s entrepreneurship could create over 30 million new women-owned enterprises and 150 to 170 million jobs.

[2019] “Empowering women is the key to control population growth”. Discuss. 


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