Essays about: "women empowerment"

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    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Hanna Bergsten; [2021-07-20]
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    Abstract : In 2000, United Nations Security Council passed resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which recognised the different roles women play during and after an armed conflict had ended. This recognition led to a dramatic increase in academic work on the field, and during the same time, another field emerged. READ MORE

  2. 2. Female Empowerment through Village Savings and Loan Associations in Rwanda

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Mikaela Eriksson; Ellen Kyhle; [2021]
    Keywords : Female Empowerment; Village Savings and Loan Associations; VSLA; Microfinance; Vi Agroforestry; Rwanda;

    Abstract : The village-based microfinance approach Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) has been implemented in developing countries for three decades, and is found to be an effective tool in alleviating poverty and facilitating access to financial services in rural areas.  This study, done in collaboration with Vi Agroforestry, aimed to investigate the impact of VSLA activities on female empowerment in Rwanda, and more specifically, how women's access to and control over assets have been affected by VSLA participation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Dialling up women farmers’ empowerment vis-à-vis agriculture: Exploring the effects of mobile phones in rural India

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; Lunds universitet/LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management

    Author : Vanessa Berghoff; [2021]
    Keywords : agriculture; agricultural development; agricultural transformation; India; feminisation; farmer; women farmer; gender equality; empowerment; rural livelihoods; rural development; mobile phones; mobiles; smartphones; technology; ICT4D; ICT4Ag; mixed methods; quantitative methods; qualitative methods; case study; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Despite women being the backbone of the agricultural sector in India, the patriarchal agrarian system poses major obstacles and challenges specific to women farmers with consequences well beyond the individual. This research aims to explore how mobile phones can empower rural women vis-à-vis agriculture. READ MORE

  4. 4. Working with Hand, Head, and Heart : A feminist critical discourse analysis of ‘Gender Equality as Smart Economics’

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för ekonomisk historia och internationella relationer

    Author : Julia Sundell; [2021]
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    Abstract : The objective of this thesis is to gain more knowledge about the usage of the ‘Gender Equality as Smart Economic’ discourse in corporate-led women’s empowerment initiatives. This discourse can be understood as a vocabulary for discussing the business case for women’s empowerment which has diffused from development institutions to states, NGOs and corporations through a wide range of initiatives, policies, advertisement campaigns and development and humanitarian campaigns. READ MORE

  5. 5. Maybe your comment will help her dial the trust number : What do the attitudes on social media tell us about the situation of women in Tajikistan?

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för informatik och media

    Author : Semira Osmanovic; [2021]
    Keywords : #Tajikistan #activism #socialmedia #Instagram #women #patriarchy #empowerment #genderequality;

    Abstract : The ever-growing digital takeover of society fosters new platforms for opinion formation, transforming the traditional way of interacting and practising activism. However, while online activism has been successful in western parts of the world, its importance has not been as widely acknowledged in places such as Central Asia in relation to feminism. READ MORE