Empowerment of Impoverished Women Through Women-Run Organizations
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Impoverishment and homelessness are rapidly growing problems for women in the United States. With both of these issues come stereotypes that prevent women from becoming economically mobile and independent. Much of the stigma against these women results from pubic opinion of welfare as well as public portrayal of individuals on welfare. Additionally, many of them head single-parent families, and lack the resources to become autonomous from the welfare system. These women can easily become ostracized, leaving them alone in their struggle and without a support system. With the implementation of organizations for impoverished and homeless women run by the women themselves, these women can gain a greater sense of community and become reintegrated into society. This would serve not only as a benefit to them, but would also give them a voice in the issues of women's impoverishment in the United States and enable them to help future generations of women.
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