Feminisms, Empowerment and Development : Changing Women''s Lives
By: Cornwall, Andrea.
Contributor(s): Edwards, Jenny.Material type: TextSeries: Feminisms and Development: Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2014Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (346 p.).ISBN: 9781780325859.Subject(s): Empowerment | Feminism | Power (Social sciences)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Feminisms, Empowerment and Development : Changing Women''s LivesDDC classification: 305.42 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Feminisms and Development; About the Editors; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction Negotiating Empowerment; Understanding change in women's lives; Tracks and traces: women's empowerment in development; Motorways and pathways; Contexts of choice; Exercising voice; Expanding horizons of possibility; Confronting stereotypes and changing norms; Relationships matter; Negotiating empowerment; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 1 Legal Reform, Women's Empowerment and Social Change: The Case of Egypt; Constructing marriage in modern Egyptian family laws
Lived experiences of marriageThe new family courts: implementation challenges; Reform approaches and strategies: lessons learned; Conclusion: towards just family laws; Acknowledgement; Notes; References; 2 Quotas: A Pathway of Political Empowerment?; The struggle for suffrage and the democratic deficit; Table 2.1 Women in the executive; Quotas in Latin America; Table 2.2 Quotas and electoral systems in Latin America; Quotas: a pathway to equality?; Conclusion; Acknowledgement; References; 3 Advancing Women's Empowerment or Rolling Back the Gains? Peace Building in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone
Women's empowerment in a post-conflict context:two different entry pointsOperationalizing women's empowerment in post-conflict Sierra Leone; The practice of women's empowerment in post-war Sierra Leone; Women's lives in post-war Sierra Leone; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 4 Education: Pathway to Empowerment for Ghanaian Women?; The national context: gender, education and formal sector employment in Ghana; Methodology; Statistics and life experiences across regions and generations; Table 4.1 Educational levels of respondents; The relationship between education and employment
Table 4.2 The importance of education for employmentTable 4.3 Generational differences in terms of employment; Table 4.4 Generational differences in kinds of salaried employee positions; Table 4.5 Employer and income; Conclusion; Acknowledgement; References; 5 Paid Work as a Pathway of Empowerment: Pakistan's Lady Health Worker Programme; Work and empowerment; Enterprise and change; Personal survival and crisis management; Paid work as a catalyst of positive change; Note; References; 6 Steady Money, State Support and Respect Can Equal Women's Empowerment in Egypt
Why women are a priority for social protectionCritiques of conditional cash transfers; Design features that enable cash to honour and empower: the Ain-el-Sira experiment; A reality check on women's lives in Egypt; Conclusion; Note; References; 7 Changing Representations of Women in Ghanaian Popular Music; Popular music and sexuality: women as objects or subjects?; Changing the representations of women in popular music; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 8 Subversively Accommodating: Feminist Bureaucrats and Gender Mainstreaming; The debate; Insider activism; Negotiating change
The economic and political empowerment of women continues to be a central focus for development agencies worldwide; access to medical care, education and employment, as well as women's reproductive rights, remain key factors effecting women's autonomy. Feminisms, Empowerment and Development explores what women are doing to change their own personal circumstances, and it provides an in-depth analysis of collective action and institutionalized mechanisms aimed at changing structural relations.