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    Working Women Creating Particular Pathways of Change in Bangladesh

    This research project explored how paid work can change women’s lives in terms of dealing with the public sphere and institutions, accessing services, commodities, resources, information, reducing isolation, increasing negotiation/bargaining skills, ability to protect themselves, etc. The context under which work can be empowering and the kinds of work that change lives was compared through comparisons of similar research undertaken by the West Africa and Middle East Pathways regional hubs in Ghana and Egypt. …

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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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    Care-less Politics

    Focusing only on numbers of women getting into politics without taking account of the factors that hinder their political participation risks being exclusionary in terms of the types of women who succeed, argues Mariz Tadros in a new issue of Contestations. She cites case studies from the new Women in Politics book in which the issue of unpaid care emerges as one of the strongest predictors of age and class in profiling women in politics. …

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    How Feminist Activism can make States more Accountable for Women's Rights

    In this contribution to UNRISD's thinkpiece series on 'Let's Talk about Women's Rights: 20 Years after the Beijing Platform for Action', Andrea Cornwall and Jenny Edwards draw on findings from the Pathways programme to highlight the importance of women's organising in holding states to account:  …

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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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    Pathways News - October 2014

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

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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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    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. …

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    Tearing Egypt Apart

    The eruption of protests, violence and civil disobedience in Egypt this month is a replay of the scene in 2011 before the status quo was ruptured, but the Muslim Brotherhood regime’s attacks on women and religious minorities in order to quell opposition is more pervasive than anything seen before, argues Mariz Tadros in this article for Open Democracy. …

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    Voicing Demands: Feminist Activism in Transitional Contexts

    Voicing Demands, a new book by Sohela Nazneen and Maheen Sultan, is a collection of analytical narratives of what has happened to feminist voice, a key pathway to women’s empowerment. These narratives depart from the existing debate on women’s political engagement in formal institutions to examine feminist activism for building and sustaining constituencies through raising, negotiating and legitimizing women’s voice under different contexts. …

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    What if Women Ruled the World? Storify

    What if Women Ruled the World? was the provocative question posed to an expert panel of women from Brighton and beyond at a lively Brighton Fringe Festival Event in May. The session was kicked off by the Real World film 30%: Women and Politics in Sierra Leone. The panel included IDS Director Melissa Leach, Head of the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex Andrea Cornwall, Caroline Lucas MP, Chief Executive of Brighton and Hove Council Penny Thompson and activists from Outreach Bristol Muna Hassan and Ifrah Hassan. …