Autonomisation des femmes vulnérables participant au Programme national de bourses de sécurité familiale (PNBSF) du Sénégal, demeurant dans la commune de Saint-Louis

Authors: Sangaret, Inthy
Advisor: Villeneuve, Patrick
Abstract: In order to foster better social and economic development, empowering women appears to be a clear necessity. In Senegal, women play a key role in the smooth running of families. However, their socio-economic living conditions question whether their needs are taken into account. However, their socio-economic living conditions question whether their needs are taken into account. In this context, the Government of Senegal has established the National Family Security Subsidy Program (PNBSF) to ensure more inclusive development for all through a redistribution of national resources in the form of cash transfers to low income households with children, the recipient of which are mothers. In this context, the objective of this research is to identify the obstacles and elements which facilitate women's autonomy and participation in the commune of Saint-Louis, one of Senegal's largest cities. At the same time, it examines the role the PNBSF could play in this regard. To carry out this study, a qualitative methodology was used, involving 21 participants, including 14 women from low-income households who are beneficiaries of the PNBSF grant, five agents of the NGO responsible for implementing this programme in the field and an expert from the Ministry of Health. Three focus groups and one individual interview were conducted to collect the data. The results show that women face economic, psychosocial and cultural barriers as well as political, legal and administrative obstacles. Their vulnerability also affects their health and the education of their children. The study shows that in order to empower these women, it is necessary, among other things, to build their capacity in literacy and vocational skills and to promote their access to a number of resources. The PNBSF could play a role in providing these women with training, counselling and additional financial support.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2020
Open Access Date: 14 February 2020
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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