Women's Empowerment Model through Development of Households Industry Locally Specific in District of Abang, Karangasem Regency

Ni Wayan Sri Astiti, Dwi Putra Darmawan, Dewa Gede Raka Sarjana

Abstract


This study aims to identify the profile of households handicraft industries and to propose strengthening women’s strategic role models through the development of households industries locally specific. Household industry profiles were analyzed descriptively and The Analytic Network Process (ANP) was selected as women's empowerment priority decision analysis tools and Super Decisions software as supporters.

The results showed that (a) most household’s handicraft industries in the District of Abang, Karangasem Regency, Bali Province are classified as business-type starters and undeveloped; (b) rural people assume that women's businesses are conducted merely as a sideline and there has been no attempt to reach a wider market segment; (c) the contribution of women in the household handicraft industry can be summed up very strong, but not as a profitable business for themselves; (d) the results of Analytic Network Process (ANP) showed that the strengthening of the competence of human resources is the best alternative to the empowerment of women by relative priority of 39%.

It is therefore, in applying the strategy of strengthening the competency of human resources, women need to incorporate important strategic orientation and product innovation capabilities in order to expand the business and in turn is able to increase the scale of their business from households scale only becomes SMEs.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jsr.v9i2.13130

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