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    Beyond 2015: Pathways to a Gender Just World

    Pathways of Women’s Empowerment invites feminist academics, policymakers, activists and all those working towards promoting the cause of gender justice within development as we move beyond the Millennium Development Goals, to join us for a conference that will draw on insights from the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment programme to look back at what has been achieved since the Beijing 4th World Women's Conference in 1995 and forward to the post-2015 agenda. Panels will be organised around the themes of work, voice and representation, sexuality, and the media. …

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    Carnivals, Carriages and Campaigns

    What do you do if the government you’ve worked so hard to elect reneges on their promises once they get into office? And your attempts to name and shame them in letters to the newspapers aren’t getting results? Take to the streets! But the protest Cecilia Sardenberg, Ana Alice Costa and their colleagues from the  Núcleo de Estudos Interdisciplinares sobre a Mulher (NEIM) organsed to declaim Bahia’s Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) Governor Jacques Wagner for breaking faith with what his campaign promised the women of  Bahia wasn’t an ordinary kind of protest. This was, after all, Bahia and the build up to Salvador’s famous carnival had begun. …

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    Dialogues of Empowerment

    NEIM held a two day conference on Dialogues of Empowerment from 21 to 22 June 2007 in Salvador, Brazil. Among the issues discussed were women and the politics of the Middle East and women and economics and development. The debate which was held in the auditorium of the Municipal Council rooms in Salvador included Suha Barghouti from the NGO Network of Palestine, and Andrea Cornwall and Naila Kabeer from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. Ana Alice Costa, Terezinha Goncalves and Maria de Lourdes Schefler from NEIM provided facilitation. …

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    Family Laws in the Middle East

    The Social Research Center at the American University Cairo recently ran and were involved with hosting two back to back workshops on Family Law. The first one on ‘Reforming Family Laws in the Middle East’ aimed to disseminate the findings of the research that the SRC team has been conducting on the reforms in Egyptian family laws. The second, which ran from 9-11 January 2009, was hosted by The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief on ‘Guidelines for Islamic Family Law: Women’s Equality, Male Guardianship, and Legal Objectives’. …

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    Feminisms, Empowerment and Development

    This new book from the Zed Pathways series on Feminisms and Development explores what women are doing to change their own personal circumstances, and provides an in-depth analysis of collective action and institutionalised mechanisms aimed at changing structural relations. …

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    Feminists Working in International Development Organisations

    One of the elements within the Global Hub research programme has been a research project of reflective practice with a small and self-selected group of feminist policy practitioners working on women’s rights and gender equality issues in the head offices of international development organisations. In October 2008 they met together for a weekend workshop to share and reflect on their experiences of success and failure and to identify practical ways of sharing more broadly what they have learnt, with the aim of being more effective policy practitioners in the future. …

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    From Tahrir Square to My Kitchen

    Cairo has been blessed by an effervescence of protest and openness since Hosni Mubarak resigned and on 8 March 2011 a variety of demonstrations took place in the city. March 8 also marked the centenary of International Women’s Day, but sadly, despite the new optimism for reform since the revolution, the women’s peaceful commemoration of the day was the only group which was attacked, ridiculed, shouted down and chased from the square. …

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    Gender Justice, Feminism and Maturing into Middle Age

    This morning I ran into some of my oldest friends. We chatted as old friends do, hugged, commented on new looks, graying hair, weight gained and lost as friends always do. We met on the steps of Egypt’s State Council (Majgis el Dawla)*; a grand building in a very busy part of greater Cairo. Upon these steps stood a hundred or so men and women who, like myself, had been alerted by text and e-mail messages to the decision by feminist advocacy groups to stage a protest against the near unanimous decision taken by the general assembly of the highest level of state council judges to ban women from entering the administrative judiciary as judges. …

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    On International Women's Day: A Tribute to the Men who Risk their Lives for Gender Justice

    In this blog for the IDS Participation, Power and Social Change Team, Mariz Tadros pays tribute to the men who choose to be positive deviants and who even put their lives at risk to support a more humane society. …

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    Pathways to a Gender Just World - Conference 29-30 May 2014

    In late May around 60 gender academics and activists met together at IDS situated in the lovely Sussex countyside to debate what next for women's empowerment beyond 2015? The conversations were framed within presentations of the findings of the Pathways of Women's Empowerment programme.  …

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    Spotlight on Egypt's Marriage Crisis

    In this BBC article Hania Sholkamy comments on the ‘marriage crisis’ in Egypt which pervades around religious expectations and the affordability of marriage. Hania believes that the harassment and rape women suffer which has reached unprecedented levels in Egypt is not necessarily linked to the fact that men are single and sexually frustrated. …

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    Talking Empowerment Workshops

    On 4 and 5 January 2008, the Pathways Middle East Hub had their first Talking Empowerment in Arabic workshop in Cairo. This was a meeting of editors and translators working on gender readers in Arabic. Also present were some translation theory academics. …

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    What if Women Ruled the World?

    Women everywhere are making a positive difference to the communities, countries and world they live in. But too often they are having to make these changes from the sidelines and fight to get their voices heard. …