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Developing Power: How Women Transformed International Development / Edition 1
     

Developing Power: How Women Transformed International Development / Edition 1

by Irene Tinker, Arvonne Fraser
 

ISBN-10: 1558614842

ISBN-13: 9781558614840

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The

Around the world, women have long occupied the pivotal place in social and economic life on its most basic and meaningful levels. Yet the international development programs that grew in the mid-twentieth century largely ignored or bypassed women’s ideas, women’s rights, women’s work, and the realities of women’s lives. More often than not,

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Around the world, women have long occupied the pivotal place in social and economic life on its most basic and meaningful levels. Yet the international development programs that grew in the mid-twentieth century largely ignored or bypassed women’s ideas, women’s rights, women’s work, and the realities of women’s lives. More often than not, these development projects served to reinforce patriarchal structures rather than to support or empower women. In Developing Power , women from around the world tell how they fought to ensure that the unprecedented political and economic changes in the developing world would benefit women as well as men.

In these compelling testimonies, a distinguished group of 27 pioneering women from 12 countries tell their own stories, revealing the moments when they realized that they could challenge the received wisdom of the day, and the struggles involved in turning their ideas into actions. These varied accounts come from women involved in creating the four major UN conferences on women held from 1975 to 1995, women scholars, women in institutions that provide development funds, and women in development agencies. The stories in Developing Power reach beyond their individual contexts to provide a model for progressive social change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558614840
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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