Gender, Business and Enterprise
Caroline Sweetman, Ruth Pearson
Business and enterprise should support gender justice and women's rights, but the reality is most women worldwide barely earn enough for survival. Why are women producers more likely than men to live hand-to-mouth, trapped in the least profitable and powerful parts of the economy? And what strategie...
Gender, Development, and Advocacy
Koos Kingma, Caroline Sweetman
Advocacy for gender equality occurs at all levels of society--from grassroots women demanding community-level change to sophisticated coalition-building that promotes change to international trade laws. Articles in this collection chart the experience, challenges, and successes of gender equality ad...
Gender, Development, and Climate Change
In the face of extreme weather events, desertification and a rise in the sea levels, governments and communities increasingly recognize that the need to adapt and mitigate to climate change is urgent. The global agenda and negotiations focus on what governments, corporations and institutions can do...
Gender, Development, and Humanitarian Work
Conflict, displacement and natural disasters are experienced differently by men and women from the different risks and vulnerabilities they face during disasters to their changing roles, relationships, responsibilities and resources in preparing for and coping with crisis. Despite this differences b...
Gender, Development, and Money
Focusing upon microfinance and micro-credit issues, the contributors to this volume ask just what role does earning play in transforming the power relations between men and women? How far does a change in gender roles affect beliefs about who has the power in the household, the marketplace or that s...
Gender, Development, and Trade
Women all over the world are increasingly employed - and exploited - at the far end of the global supply chain. Whether by picking fruit in Chile, processing cashews in Mozambique, sewing in Chinas Export Processing Zones, or providing biotech companies with indigenous knowledge in India, women’s la...
Gender, Development and Care
Deepta Chopra, Caroline Sweetman
Care is a social good; it not only sustains and reproduces society, but also underpins all development progress. Yet the vast majority of care work is done free, at home; and it is widely seen as a female responsibility. This gender division of labour has profound implications for women and girls –...
Gender, Development and Citizenship
Focusing on citizenship means thinking about the relationships between individuals and the stated in which they live. What difference does having citizenship rights mean for people’s lives? Are structures of governance efficient and responsive to people’s needs? This book examines ways in which citi...
Gender, Development and Poverty
Over the past 50 years, billions of dollars and working days have been expended on the development of countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. The alleviation of poverty is the primary concern of many - though not all - organisations working in the development sector. This book exam...
Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Caroline Sweetman, Kimberly Bowman
How much have development programmes supported women in their daily lives, and in their struggles for equality and justice? Important though it is for development interventions to be accountable to funders, they are equally responsible to the women and men with whom they work. Monitoring and evaluat...