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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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    Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy

    Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy: Beyond the Weapons of the Weak - a new book edited by Naila Kabeer, Ratna Sudarshan and Kirsty Milward and published by Zed is the first in a series on Feminisms in Development from the Pathways programme. This first book offers vibrant accounts of how women working as farm workers, sex workers, domestic workers, waste pickers, fisheries workers and migrant factory workers have organized for collective action. …

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    Pathways Internship Report

    The Pathways of Women’s Empowerment research programme promoted academic exchange among the Consortium’s partners by supporting a limited number of internships of IDS MA students at partners’ offices. Sara Callegari, an IDS student reading for a MA in Gender and Development, was awarded a grant to conduct research at the Social Research Centre of the American University in Cairo in July 2007. Thanks to the grant, Sara spent a month in Cairo, researching on gender myths which influence the development practice of microcredit in Egypt. …

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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 News - October 2014

    This month's update focuses on the Pathways theme ofBuilding Constituencies for Equality and Justice. …

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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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    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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    Politically Motivated Sexual Assault and the Law in Violent Transitions

    Politically Motivated Sexual Assault and the Law in Violent Transitions: A Case Study from Egypt is a new evidence report from Mariz Tadros about the use of sexual violence against women and men in order to deter the opposition from engaging in protests and demonstrations in a context of a country in transition, Egypt. …

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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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    Pornography, Pleasure, Gender and Sex Education in Bangladesh

    Pornography, Pleasure, Gender and Sex Education, a study by Sabina Faiz Rashid and Owasim Akram reveals how local ideas of sex and sexuality in Dhaka, Bangladesh are gradually being transformed; how emerging urban spaces in the city are serving as alternative sites of communication, knowledge and information on sex; and how men’s sexual expectations and realities are shaped by larger social, political and economic structures. …

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    Real World Film Selected for Sundance

    30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone) a documentary short film produced by the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment programme in collaboration with Screen South – has been selected for screening at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. …

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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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    Revista Feminismos

    A new issue of the Revista Feminismos Feminist Journal from NEIM includes Portuguese translations of the Pathways policy papers on conceptions of women's empowerment and how development agencies can best support it, sexuality, domestic violence, cash transfers, women in politics and economic empowerment for women. …

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    Shaming the Shameless: The Politics of Sexual Assault in Post-Mubarak’s Egypt Exposed

    Shaming the Shameless - The Politics of Sexual Assault in Post-Mubarak’s Egypt Exposed In preparation for the 30th of June millioniyya [one million person protest] against the current Muslim Brotherhood-led regime, youth coalitions, women’s organizations and human rights activists are bracing themselves for a wave of politically motivated sexual assaults. Groups like ShoftTa7rosh are co-ordinating monitoring, ensuring women are equipped with self-defence measures and that volunteer men are well prepared to pull women targets of assault out from the crowds. These collective actors have not mobilised in a vacuum, but in response to the organised operations of sexual violence targeting them in public spaces over the last two years. A pattern has emerged which suggests that these were politically motivated assaults, aimed at discouraging women from participating in protest action against the powers that be. …