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Women in Development: A Resource Guide for Organisation and Action


Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1983 | #19110 | ISBN: 1853391050
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A resourcebook that surveys literature and current thought on the 'women in development' debate from a feminist perspective. Women's experiences of development, their struggles for rights, for the adequate supply of people's basic needs such as food, water, shelter, health and education, and their continued ability to mobilize and organize themselves successfully in order to execute change, must be recognized if any serious debate on the issues surrounding women and development is to take place. For too long now policy-makers and decision-makers attempting to consider women's needs where development plans and policies are concerned, have failed to consult the organizations and groups that have been set up for and by the women themselves. In the past this has led to development that has at best neglected, or wost, been detrimental to women. "Women in Development" examines the insights that women themselves have brought to the debate, with specific attention to the following areas: multinationals; rural development; health; migration and tourism; education and communication. With an introduction that places these important issues in the overall context of the various theories and trends. "Women In Development" has been reprinted and continues to be one of the only resourcebooks on the subject which lists worldwide the organizations working in this field, together with the materials that they produce. There is a special emphasis on resources that are produced by women, action-orientated groups and organizations who are trying to break the gap between theory and practice.


Part 1 Introduction: rethinking women and development; women and development literature - a survey. Part 2 Women and multinationals: integrating women into multinational development; resources. Part 3 women and rural development: an overview; women, land and food production; appropriate technology; income generation for women; resources - rural development; resources - appropriate technology. Part 4 Women and Health: an overview; resources - health. Part 5 Education and communication: an overview; resources. Part 6 Migration and tourism: an overview; resources.

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