For decades, researchers and policymakers have examined the impact of development programs on women—and evidence of sustained gender discrimination has inspired local, national, and international policy reforms. But has the empowerment movement increased women’s control of resources? Has it had the desired effect on gender relations traditionally defined by patriarchal ideology and institutions?
Addressing these questions, this study explores international, national, and local empowerment efforts in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The result is a nuanced account of empowerment goals and strategies at all levels of initiative. ISBN: 8130900742 Publisher: VIVA BOOKS Subtitle: ASSESSING STRATEGIES FOR EMPOWERMENT Author: REKHA DATTA AND JUDITH KORNBERG
These autobiographies span the century and cover a wide range of classes and professions. Among the authors are women of the gentry, the merchant class, the lower bureaucracy and the serf class. They include writers, a journalist, an actress in the provincial theater and two physicians. Their memoirs show their fierce engagement in the debate over woman’s nature, her duties and responsibilities, her upbringing, and her place in society. Each autobiography is introduced and annotated by Toby Clyman and Judith Vowles, who also provide a general introduction that situates these writings within the Russian and Western autobiographical traditions. ISBN: 0300067542 Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS Subtitle: AUTOBIOGRAPHIES FROM TSARIST RUSSIA Author: TOBY W. CLYMAN