Essays about: "Female participation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 82 essays containing the words Female participation.

  1. 1. “Half women, half men” - A field study on gender complementarity and its impact on female participation in community politics in rural Bolivia.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Graduate School; Lunds universitet/Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender; Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Cecilia Emilsson; [2016]
    Keywords : machismo; community politics.; decolonisation; Evo Morales; Mujeres Creando; Bartolina Sisa; postcolonial feminism; peasant unions; indigenous groups; gender complementarity; Bolivia; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Gender complementarity is an indigenous model of gender relations that values the female position and her tasks by tradition the same way as that of the man. The idea is that the man and woman complement each other as opposite parts of the cosmos. In Bolivia, with 65% of its population and the president being indigenous, the concept is widely used. READ MORE

  2. 2. SpeakUP! Young Women Share Powerful Stories From Their Own Lives

    University essay from Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Jenn Warren; [2016]
    Keywords : Digital Storytelling; C4D; digital literacy; reflection; participation; conscientisation; Social Learning Theory; Social Cognitive Theory; voice; social change; qualitative;

    Abstract : How can a Digital Storytelling workshop help educate, inspire and mobilise young women engaged in a non-profit organisation, in order to assist their peers? This exploratory study investigates whether Digital Storytelling can foster digital literacy, self-awareness and reflection amongst workshop participants, and how young women may be able to support each other and their peers through the act of creating and sharing personal digital stories. Conducted using qualitative and participatory methods, with the theoretical underpinnings of Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory and Social Cognitive Theory, Paulo Freire’s conscientisation and participatory development, this research is conducted in collaboration with female mentors from the sport-based adolescent health organisation, Grassroot Soccer. READ MORE

  3. 3. “Who run the world?” : Comparing Sweden’s international behavior before and after the construction of a feminist foreign policy

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Fabian Fossum Hylin; [2016]
    Keywords : Feminist foreign policy; identity; en gendered security; state behavior; security politics; Sweden; quantiative content analysis; Common Foreign and Security Policy; rapid identity construction;

    Abstract : Viewing Sweden’s feminist foreign policy as a paradigmatically feminist and isolated case of domestic identity formulation, this thesis poses the following research question: to what extent does rapid identity construction affect state behavior? It assumes that a feminist state (en)genders the security concept and establishes interests in promoting (en)gendered security – which denotes the positive peace effects from female participation and protection – as an international security norm and thereby gain utility, security and legitimacy. Its constructivist hypothesis claims that the feminist identity has increased Sweden’s international promotion of (en)gendered security. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Adult Education Initiative and Cognitive Skills: Long-Term Evidence

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Arvid Hedlund; Hannes Skugghall; [2016]
    Keywords : Skills; Adult Education; PIAAC;

    Abstract : We investigate the relationship between participation in the Adult Education Initiative (AEI) and cognitive skills. Using propensity score matching, we find that AEI participants do not perform better than non-participants. READ MORE

  5. 5. Female Labour Supply and Fertility in Spain. A Regional Analysis of Interdependencies

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Alexandra Bussler; [2016]
    Keywords : fertility; Female labour force participation; demography; gender equality; Spain; motherhood; lowest-low fertility; incompatibility of work and motherhood; regional analysis; twostep discrete choice models; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : In light of the pronounced regression in total fertility rates in Spain over the last 40 years and the permanence well below replacement fertility levels up until the present day, this thesis aims to add evidence to the on-going debate about the determinants of reproductive behaviour in this specific country. Given the presence of a significant heterogeneity in the pace of changes in and levels of fertility across the 19 autonomous regions, which can be related to differences in the value systems around the role of women in society, it seems of utmost importance to engage in an analysis that includes regional realities when trying to explain fertility behaviour. READ MORE