Empowering Women

Author: Carmen Diana Deere
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 9780822972327
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The expansion of married women's property rights was a main achievement of the first wave of feminism in Latin America. As Carmen Diana Deeere and Magdalena Leon reveal, however, the disjuncture between rights and actual ownership remains vast. This is particularly true in rural areas, where the distribution of land between men and women is highly unequal. In their pioneering, twelve-country comparative study, the authors argue that property ownership is directly related to women's bargaining power within the household and community, point out changes resulting from recent gender-progressive legislation, and identify additional areas for future reform, including inheritance rights of wives.

Dissident Women

Author: Shannon Speed
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292714173
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Yielding pivotal new perspectives on the indigenous women of Mexico, Dissident Women: Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas presents a diverse collection of voices exploring the human rights and gender issues that gained international attention after the first public appearance of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) in 1994. Drawing from studies on topics ranging from the daily life of Zapatista women to the effect of transnational indigenous women in tipping geopolitical scales, the contributors explore both the personal and global implications of indigenous women's activism. The Zapatista movement and the Women's Revolutionary Law, a charter that came to have tremendous symbolic importance for thousands of indigenous women, created the potential for renegotiating gender roles in Zapatista communities. Drawing on the original research of scholars with long-term field experience in a range of Mayan communities in Chiapas and featuring several key documents written by indigenous women articulating their vision, Dissident Women brings fresh insight to the revolutionary crossroads at which Chiapas stands—and to the worldwide implications of this economic and political microcosm.

Sozialstrukturen in Lateinamerika

Author: Dieter Boris
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531157696
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Im Kontext neoliberaler Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftspolitik erfuhren die Länder Lateinamerikas tiefgreifende Veränderungen ihrer Sozialstrukturen. Jedoch kontrastiert die hohe Relevanz dieser Wandlungsprozesse mit ihrer bislang geringen wissenschaftlichen Erforschung. Der vorliegende Sammelband vereint daher die wenigen und hervorragenden internationalen – vor allem aus Lateinamerika stammenden – Beiträge zu den wichtigsten Dimensionen der gegenwärtigen Sozialstrukturen. Damit wird eine erste theoretische und empirische Grundlage für weiterführende Analysen der lateinamerikanischen Realität geschaffen.

Taking Action

Author: Caren Grown
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1844072223
Format: PDF, ePub
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Extrait du résumé exécutif : "How can the global community achieve the goal of gender equality and the empowerment of women ? This question is the focus of the Goal 3 of the Millenium Development Goals endorsed by world leaders at the UN Millenium Summit in 2000 and this report, prepared by the UN Millenium Project Task Force on Education and Gender Equality. The report argues that there are many practical steps that can reduce inequalities based on gender, inequaltities that constrin the potential to reduce poverty and achieve high levels of well-being in societies around the world. There are also many positive actions that can be taken to empower women. Without leadership and political will, however, the world will fall short of taking these practical steps - and meeting the goal. Because gender inequality is deeply rooted in entrenched attitudes, societal institutions, and market force, political commitment at the highest international and national levels is essential to institute the policies that can trigger social change and to allocate the resources necessary to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment."

UN Millennium Development Library Taking Action

Author: UN Millennium Project
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136550143
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The Millennium Development Goals, adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are the world's targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015income poverty, hunger, disease, exclusion, lack of infrastructure and shelterwhile promoting gender equality, education, health and environmental sustainability. These bold goals can be met in all parts of the world if nations follow through on their commitments to work together to meet them. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals offers the prospect of a more secure, just, and prosperous world for all. The UN Millennium Project was commissioned by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to develop a practical plan of action to meet the Millennium Development Goals. As an independent advisory body directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the UN Millennium Project submitted its recommendations to the UN Secretary General in January 2005. The core of the UN Millennium Project's work has been carried out by 10 thematic Task Forces comprising more than 250 experts from around the world, including scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policymakers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the IMF, and the private sector. This report lays out the recommendations of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Education and Gender Equality. The Task Force recommends seven strategic priorities: strengthen postprimary education for girls while ensuring universal primary education; guarantee sexual and reproductive health and rights; reduce women's and girls' time burdens; guarantee property and inheritance rights; eliminate gender inequality in employment; increase women's participation in government; and significantly reduce violence against women. Action on these priorities will enable countries in every region of the world to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment by 2015.

Rights in rebellion

Author: Shannon Speed
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
ISBN:
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An anthropological examination of the globalized discourse of human rights and the local production of cultural identities and forms of resistance in indigenous communities of Chiapas, Mexico.

The Gendered Impacts of Liberalization

Author: Shahra Razavi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135911215
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the last two decades public policies have reflected a drive for accelerated global economic integration ("globalization"), associated with greater economic liberalization. The outcomes have been largely disappointing, even in the estimate of their designers. Rural livelihoods have become more insecure, and the expected growth has rarely materialized. Insecurity is also etched into the growth of informal economies across the world. Yet the economic policy agenda that has been so adverse to many people around the world has also provided new opportunities to some social groups, including some low-income women. In response to widespread discontent with the liberalization agenda, more attention is now being given to social policies and governance issues, viewed as necessary if globalization is to be "tamed" and "embedded". The contributors to this volume address key issues and questions such as whether states have the capacity to remedy the social distress unleashed by liberalization in the absence of any major revision of their macroeconomic policies and whether the proposed social policy reforms can redress gender-based inequalities in access to resources and power.