Gender in Development Organisations
Over the past decade, organisations working on development issues have taken an increasing interest in women’s needs and rights. But working on promoting awareness of women’s marginalisation demands more than an equal opportunities policy. This book draws together the experience of organizations wor...
Focusing on the term empowerment this book examines the various meanings given to the concept of empowerment and the many ways power can be expressed - in personal relationships and in wider social interactions.
Women and the Family
Looking at factors as diverse as the pervasiveness of patriarchy, changing family forms, female infanticide, and land reform policies, this collection of articles considers the family from a gender perspective, and how the socially prescribed roles of men and women within the family can constrain wo...
Women and Urban Settlement
This text studies the various aspects of urban life from a gender perspective, drawing together social, technical and political aspects of urban life to provide a resource for researchers and planners. Articles cover issues such as gender-sensitive urban planning; work migration; community urban reg...
Societies in Transition
The Focus on Gender series makes available in book form the contents of the Oxfam journal Gender and Development. Highlighting practice as well as theory, the thematic series makes the resource available to students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers interested in particular topics. Chang...
This volume draws together the experiences of seven South Asian NGOs in organizing rural and urban poor women for economic empowerment. Going beyond the normal descriptive accounts of the work of these NGOs, it throws new light on how changes are occurring at the grassroots level, and analyses and d...
Do It Herself
Although women are the majority of small-scale technology users, their technical knowledge and understanding has largely been overlooked. This book investigates the contributions of women to technical innovation at a grassroots level, using 22 case studies of technical innovation by women in 16 coun...
Women and Rights
This book explores issues of women's rights including: the legal background and history of human rights legislation; the special human-rights problems of women in situations of conflict or as refugees; violence against women as a human rights violation; the rights of disabled women and the importanc...
Gender differences in the field of science and technology have real consequences for the quality of women's lives and for sustainable human development. In this book gender specialists from around the world probe the topic of indigenous knowledge.
This book looks at co-operation for development: between North, South, and East; women's organizations and funding agencies; development practitioners, academics, and civil society; politicians and economists; and men and women. Currently the world is in a state of economic and political crisis, of...