Role of Village Women in Empowerment Programs as a Development Achievement (Studies at a Women's School in Kesambenkulon Village, Kec. Wringinanom Kab. Gresik)


  • Hidayatus Sholihah Magister Program of Women’s Study, Multidisciplinary of Post Graduated Program, University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia
  • Siti Kholifah University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia
  • Wike Wike University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia



The issue of gender is one of the main issues in current development, especially in the development of human resources. Women's empowerment is a step taken by a group of actors to create more decent living conditions in obtaining their rights as human beings in development. This research was conducted to determine the role of women in implementing women's empowerment programs through the Women's School. In conducting this study the researcher used the ACTORS theory offered by Sarah Cook and Sara H. Longwe's gender analysis. The method used in this study is a descriptive qualitative approach, where in collecting data the researcher uses in-depth interviews (interviews), observation, and documentation. The results of the study concluded that the implementation of the Women's Empowerment Program through Women's Schools was an indicator of success from the perspective of Actors theory. Each hand, in the view of the actor's theory, is proven to increase the role of Kesambenkulon village women. The output or result of the empowerment program is also the output or result desired by the women of the Kesambenkulon village, namely in the form of increasing self-respect, Self-confidence, and self-reliance. Meanwhile, viewed from the gender analysis perspective of Sara H. Longwe, it shows that the women's empowerment program carried out to increase the role of village women through the Women's School in Kesambenkulon village has reached a high level, namely the Control level.

Keywords: women's empowerment, actors theory, longwe's analysis