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Feminisms, Empowerment and Development : Changing Women''s Lives

By: Cornwall, Andrea.
Contributor(s): Edwards, Jenny.
Material type: TextTextSeries: 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
Contents:
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
Conclusion
Summary: 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.
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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

Conclusion

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.

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Andrea Cornwall is the director of the Pathways of Women's Empowerment programme and professor of anthropology and development in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. She has written widely on gender issues in development, sexuality and development and participatory governance. Her publications include Women, Sexuality and the Politics of Pleasure (Zed 2013), Men and Development: Politicising Masculinities (Zed 2012) and The Politics of Rights: Dilemmas for Feminist Praxis (2009).Jenny Edwards has been the programme officer for the Pathways of Women's Empowerment programme at the Institute of Development Studies since 2006. She studied cultures and communities at the University of Sussex and her dissertation was on the politics of stepmothering as portrayed in children's literature. Her interests are in the issues of gender stereotyping, particularly in popular culture, and women's political representation.

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