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    Feminist Bureaucrats: Contradiction, Co-optation or Political Strategy?

    Events are scheduled to take place in the Washington DC and New York next week to launch the book 'Feminists in Development Organizations: Change from the Margins', edited by Rosalind Eyben and Laura Turquet.  …

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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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    Ghana Photography Workshop

    The Ghana Team had a unique experience on the weekend of 25-27 April 2008, learning photography and video techniques, under the tutelage of Tessa Lewin, the RPC Communications and Learning Officer and Anna Kari and Guilhem Alandry of Documentography. Participants were from the Foundation for Female Photojournalists (FFP), Memento Films, and one each from the Institute of African Studies and RPC Ghana and the training took place at the University of Ghana, Legon campus. …

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    Mapping Women's Empowerment

    Pathways South Asia enjoyed a successful launch of their new book ’Mapping Women’s Empowerment: Experiences from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan’, organised by BRAC Development Institute and held at the CIRDAP Auditorium in Dhaka on 8 July 2010. It received coverage in the local newspapers and also featured in television evening news broadcasts. …

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    Motorways to Nowhere

    One of the key findings from the Pathways of Women's Empowerment programme is that context matters and that empowerment is a process - not a destination or something that can be bestowed on others. It is a constant negotiation involving achievements and setbacks. …

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    Myth and Reality: New Alliances to Challenge Stereotypes and Build Gender Equality Beyond 2015

    Join us for this roundtable debate to be held at the CSW in New York on Wednesday 12 March which will explore the steps we need to take to create strong and sustainable alliances to influence global policy processes, to challenge the myths and expose the reality of gender inequality worldwide. …

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    Pathways Learning Platform

    Pathways are pleased to announce the development of a new learning resource being launched on International Women's Day to celebrate the theme of inspiring change. …

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    Pathways to Sexuality and Women's Empowerment

    A new Pathways of Women's Empowerment Eldis Resources Guide brings together thinking on sexuality and women's empowerment from around the world, and suggests that viewing women's empowerment through a sexuality lens provides a more realistic and complete picture. …

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    Popular Artistes Workshop

    Popular music is a powerful medium for reinforcing and dictating what is in vogue or considered the norm for society. The songs are played on radio, television and the internet, and in the two latter cases are typically accompanied by musical videos which often depict women’s bodies through dance (often quite provocative). Music is heard daily booming from shops, restaurants, taxis, buses, lorries, and other social spaces. Social gatherings such as marriage and naming ceremonies, funerals, commissioning of projects are deemed dull without music. …

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    Reclaiming Feminist Visions of Empowerment

    As glib and glossy visions of women’s empowerment, designed to avoid actual power structures, are being avidly promoted by corporations and the development industry alike, Andrea Cornwall says that Srilatha Batliwala's new book on Engaging with Empowerment compels us to revisit and revalue what we mean by 'empowerment'. …

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    Reflections on Feminist Methodology

    A collection of articles reflecting on Pathways' experience of conducting specific research on women's empowerment in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Brazil, and Palestine has been published in the Women's Studies International Forum. …

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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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    Women’s Economic Empowerment offers a Win-Win Scenario

    Naila Kabeer’s blog for The Guardian argues that not only does gender equality lead to higher economic growth, it is key to ensuring a fairer world for both men and women.  …

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    Women's Empowerment: What Works and Why?

    A new working paper by Andrea Cornwall for UNU-WIDER revisits foundational feminist work on the concept of empowerment from the 1980s and 1990s. The paper draws on  findings from the Pathways programme to explore experiences of positive change in women’s lives, in diverse contexts, and to draw together some lessons for policy and practice. …