International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Empowerment of Female Batik Worker on the Development of Batik Industry in Sragen : Case Study at Wisata Kliwonan Village Subdistrict Masaran
Sarah Rum Handayani Pinta

The purpose of this qualitative research is to analyse general condition and efforts of female batik workers to
increase their working quality product and participation in batik industry, and formulate alternative model of
women empowerment to meet their needs.
Despite impressive role and contributions to the batik industry development and income contributor to the family,
female batik workers in Wisata Kliwonan Village have only secondary status after male workers. They generally
have no opportunities in all aspects of empowerment activities. Their position and product quality in work can be
improved by increasing their knowledge, productive skills, and participation in batik industry as equal partners
to male batik workers.
Women empowerment based on female batik workers community through the formation of micro women
enterprises can be considered as an alternative model to training facility will afford them the opportunity of
having stable economic for themselves in family and batik industry.

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