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Women’s work empowerment through “reupcycle” initiatives for women-at-home

Rokis, Rohaiza (2018) Women’s work empowerment through “reupcycle” initiatives for women-at-home. Intellectual Discourse, 26 (2). pp. 617-634. ISSN 0128-4878 E-ISSN 2289-5639

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Recyclable issues do not receive sufficient attention, which thus see low awareness among Malaysians. This paper1 proposes women’s active participation in re-upcycling habits to maintain the ecologically challenging world today. Empowering women-at-home in this way enable them to sustain their own social and ecological well-being. Women can be active participants in community development activities. Even though they may be disinterested to work outside home, their involvement in their community should be encouraged. Embeddedness theory (ET) advocates empowerment of women through re-upcycling actions are to be initiated from home. With the support from community, in turn, these actions can be an economic resources for their households. Malaysian women are most affected by employment opportunities, supports and reassurances from various sectors, such as the government, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and most importantly, the men in their lives. Depriving them from this socio-economic foundation will further impact the unemployment rate for Malaysia. On the other hand, if strategic planning is implemented by utilising the abundance number of unemployed women-at-home, the socio-economic conditions of the nation can also be improved. Indeed, this paper motivates discussions on the employment policy whereby re-upcycling activities may pave ways for women-at-home to get involved in employment, without leaving their homes.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3149/70432
Uncontrolled Keywords: Action research;Community development; Employment policy; Re-upcycling; Social ecology; Women’s empowerment; Women-at-home; Work
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: AP. Dr. Rohaiza Abd. Rokis
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2019 11:44
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 11:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70432

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