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Women’s Empowerment and Work with Men in HIV and Antiviolence Programs

Shari L. Dworkin

in Men at Risk: Masculinity, Heterosexuality and HIV Prevention

Published in print:
1942
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479806454
eISBN:
9781479819683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806454.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Recent behavioral HIV prevention interventions that take gender relations into account focus on two separate tracks of work—one on “women’s empowerment” and one focused on “work with men.” No ... More


Globalization and Women’s Empowerment

Margaret A. McLaren

in Women's Activism, Feminism, and Social Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190947705
eISBN:
9780190947712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947705.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter argues that cooperatives, because of their focus on both overcoming social oppression and economic exploitation, foster both economic and feminist empowerment for women. First, the ... More


Human Rights and Development: Towards Mutual Reinforcement

Philip Alston and Mary Robinson (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199284627
eISBN:
9780191700316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284627.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Environmental and Energy Law

For several decades after the UN Charter insisted that the promotion of development and human rights were central to post-World War II conceptions of world order, the two fields remained in virtual ... More


Empowerment Through Self-Subordination?: Microcredit and Women’s Agency

Serene J. Khader

in Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199975877
eISBN:
9780199396917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975877.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Development ethicists increasingly define women’s empowerment as the expansion of women’s agency. This chapter argues that this definition ignores the fact that women can increase their ability to ... More


Conclusion: Researching Violence against Women—The Point is to End it …

Jacqui True

in The Political Economy of Violence against Women

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755929
eISBN:
9780199979516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755929.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the conclusion to the book, Chapter 10 argues that based on our knowledge of the structural determinants of violence against women, we can anticipate the gendered impacts of various political and ... More


Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equity

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

in Population and Reproductive Health in India: An Assessment of the Current Situation and Future Needs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198096238
eISBN:
9780199082940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096238.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter describes programmes to empower women, documentsevidence on women’s situation, and outlines socio-cultural, programmatic, and policy level challenges impeding women’s empowerment. Gender ... More


Empowerment Boom or Bust?: Assessing Women’s Post–Armed Conflict Empowerment Initiatives

Megan H. Mackenzie

in Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security, and Post-Conflict Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814761373
eISBN:
9780814771259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814761373.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter presents the ways in which empowerment is used by development and aid agencies, focusing on the reintegration programs for female soldiers of Sierra Leone as a case study. Neoliberal ... More


Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S Kulkarni (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

What distinguishes this book from the current literature is its analysis of malnutrition and its meticulous exploration of dietary transition, poverty nutrition traps and links between multiple ... More


Marginalised minorities in conflict: women and Millennium Development Goals

Sarah Hoesch and Alireza Saniei-Pour

in Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?: Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447335702
eISBN:
9781447335740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the legal, political, economic and ideological problems not addressed in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that undermine women's empowerment and gender equality in ... More


Women Are Also Part of This Revolution

Hania Sholkamy

in Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165368
eISBN:
9781617971365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165368.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a critical review of the roles of women in the Egyptian revolution and of the place of feminism in Egyptian politics. On the one hand the imagery of the revolutionary moment is ... More


Empowering women to become farmer entrepreneurs: case study of an NGO-supported programme in Bangladesh

Mahabub Hossain and W. M. H. Jaim

in New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689347
eISBN:
9780191768248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689347.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Although NGOs in Bangladesh have helped millions of women from low-income households, there are few examples of supporting women for agricultural development. The North-West Crop Diversification ... More


Ibtisam Mahameed: An Introductory Palestinian Case Study

Marc Gopin

in Bridges across an Impossible Divide: The Inner Lives of Arab and Jewish Peacemakers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916986
eISBN:
9780199980307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916986.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Ibtisam Mahameed, a Palestinian citizen of Israel who lives in the village of Fureidis in Northern Israel. She is a widely respected figure in both the Jewish and Palestinian ... More


Splattered Ink: Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Sarah E. Whitney

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040467
eISBN:
9780252098895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040467.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In-depth and refreshingly readable, this book is a bold analysis of postfeminist gothic, a literary genre that continues to jar readers, reject happy endings, and find powerful new ways to talk about ... More


A Woman Might as Well Be Brave: Susanna Moore’s Ambient Fright

Sarah E. Whitney

in Splattered Ink: Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040467
eISBN:
9780252098895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040467.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looks at how novelist Susanna Moore critiques the postfeminist ethos of “empowerment.” She problematizes the Teflon nature of contemporary popular culture's “warrior woman” icon through ... More


Building Green Community at the Border: Feminist and Ecological Consciousness at the Women’s Intercultural Center

Christina Holmes

in Ecological Borderlands: Body, Nature, and Spirit in Chicana Feminism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040542
eISBN:
9780252098987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040542.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter presents an in-depth analysis of the Women's Intercultural Center in Anthony, New Mexico. The nonprofit organization draws women interested in personal skill-building and empowerment as ... More


Introduction

Siwan Anderson, Lori Beaman, and Jean-Philippe Platteau

in Towards Gender Equity in Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198829591
eISBN:
9780191868115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829591.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Women’s empowerment in the developing world has become a primary policy goal. Apart from being a fundamental right, increased female autonomy has been shown to create other long-term benefits—such as ... More


The Role of Gender in the Extractive Industries

Catherine Macdonald

in Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817369
eISBN:
9780191858871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817369.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Recognizing that women’s participation is necessary for the achievement of sustainable development, extractives industry companies are increasingly committed to integrating gender equality and ... More


Moving Forward

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, K.G. Santhya, P.M. Kulkarni, and Firoza Mehrotra

in Population and Reproductive Health in India: An Assessment of the Current Situation and Future Needs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198096238
eISBN:
9780199082940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096238.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter presents recommendations emerging from previous chaptersin four specific areas: sexual and reproductive health, young people’s health and development, women’s empowerment and gender ... More


Women’s Participation in the Egyptian Labor Market: 1998–2012

Rana Hendy

in The Egyptian Labor Market in an Era of Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198737254
eISBN:
9780191800733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737254.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the reasons for the persistent low participation of women in the Egyptian labor market over time and across the different economic sectors during the period leading up to and ... More


Reflections: Promises of Freedom and Feminism

Carolyn Martin Shaw

in Women and Power in Zimbabwe: Promises of Feminism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039638
eISBN:
9780252097720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039638.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book has investigated feminism's contribution to women's power/empowerment as well as conventional feminine powers in Zimbabwe. It has argued that feminism, the development of consciousness of ... More


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