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    Changing Narratives of Sexuality: Contestations, Compliance and Women's Empowerment

    Changing Narratives of Sexuality, edited by Charmaine Pereira, is a new book in the Pathways/Zed Feminisms and Development series. …

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    Charting the Connections between Work and Pathways to Empowerment

    This Eldis Resource Guide features a collection of documents introducing some of the research on work (both paid and unpaid) undertaken by Pathways of Women’s Empowerment. The collection provides suggestions on how decision-makers can support mechanisms for improving women’s rights as workers, enhance their incomes and working conditions, and strengthen their ability to press for change. …

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    Commonwealth Women's Affairs Ministers Meeting

    Hazel Reeves from BRIDGE and Rosalind Eyben from Pathways reflect on the 8th triennial Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (WAMM) held in Kampala from 12-14 June 2007. …

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    Community Health Workers as Change Makers

    ‘Women community health workers were pioneers in bringing rural women to outside formal paid work and breaking conservative norms and female seclusion’, said Simeen Mahmud, lead researcher, at a research findings seminar held for this quantitative study in Dhaka in May 2010. …

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    Conceptualising Empowerment

    The Global Hub research includes a one year project to critically review conceptual assumptions about women’s empowerment that are being globally developed and communicated and to examine the relation between these assumptions and evolving international policy and practice. Andrea Cornwall and Rosalind Eyben are leading this project that has three main elements (1) analysis of documentation (2) semi-structured interviews (3) two day opportunity to reflect for policy actors, practitioners and researchers. …

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    Conditional Cash Transfer Workshop

    On 30 and 31 January 2008, the Social Research Center (SRC) in Cairo hosted a workshop aimed at gathering insights and experiences for the design and implementation of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) pilot in Egypt. Both local and foreign experts (from Latin America and the UK) discussed current CCT programmes and how they could be adapted to suit the Egyptian social, political and economic landscape. …

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    Congratulations to Professor Takyiwaa Manuh

    Pathways of Women's Empowerment warmly congratulate Professor Takyiwaa Manuh on her very well deserved award of an honorary doctorate in law at the University of Sussex summer graduation ceremony on 14 July. Takyiwaa has a long history of links to Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and from 2006 was the West Africa Hub Convenor for Pathways. She is now Director of the Social Development Policy Division at the UN Economic Commission for Africa.  …

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    Connecting Perspectives on Women's Empowerment

    With the formulation of the first ever internationally agreed stand-alone goal on gender equality, debates around women’s empowerment are at a critical juncture. This IDS Bulletin makes a timely contribution to the understanding of how ideas around empowerment have evolved and how we can move forward to expand women’s opportunities and choices and realise women’s empowerment in a meaningful way. …

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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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    Dialogues of Empowerment West Africa

    The Pathways West Africa Team took the opportunity of participating in the 51st Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in Chicago in November 2008 to convene their annual Dialogue on Empowerment. The theme of the panel was 'Women’s Empowerment and Development Policy'. Members of the team presented on the Pathways West Africa work. The session was well-attended and provoked a lively discussion. …

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    Dilma Rousseff: Brazil's First Woman President

    KPFA Radio Station’s Women’s Magazine (Berkeley, California) interviewed Cecilia Sardenberg on her thoughts as a feminist on President Dilma Rousseff’s election in 2010 and her hopes for the future. Cecilia who is a member of President Rousseff’s PT (Worker’s Party) herself has high hopes for what President Rousseff can achieve despite her lacking the dynamic charisma of the outgoing President Lula. When Rousseff was the Minister for Energy she brought in a gender equity programme which is now in existence across the major energy companies in Brazil. Although she hadn’t previously been associated with the feminist movement, Cecilia believes that she is going to be doing more of this in going forward. …

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    Ekushey Bookfair

    Pathways of Women’s Empowerment South Asia based at the BRAC Development Institute launched four research reports in Bangla at the Ekushey Book Fair, the largest and the most prestigious book fair in Bangladesh. The reports are aimed at reaching a wide spectrum of Bangla speaking audiences around the country. Dr. Imran Matin, Deputy Executive Director of the BRAC Africa Programmes, launched the publications on 20 February 2010 at the ‘Nazrul Moncho’ within the grounds of Bangla Academy, where the month-long Book Fair was held. …

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    Esther Duflo on 'Women's Empowerment and Economic Development': A Must Read for Feminist Economists?

    In this blog for the International Association for Feminist Economics Naila Kabeer contends that although Esther Duflo addresses a question of central concern to feminists in her recent paper for the Journal of Economic Literature: 'what is the relationship between women’s empowerment and economic development?' It is not a must-read for feminist economists.  …

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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. …