International Directory of Women s Development Organizations

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International Directory of Women s Development Organizations


Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State

Many of these organizations are not feminist in orientation, but women who are
feminists often lead them. ... as experts who can provide knowledge about the
grassroots and women to development organizations (Bernal and Grewal 2014, ...

Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State

A rich set of feminist perspectives on the varied and often contradictory nature of state practices, structures, and ideologies Growing socio-economic inequality and exclusion are defining features of the twenty-first century. While debates on globalization, free trade, and economic development have been linked to the paradigm of “neo-liberalism,” it does not explain all the forms of social change that have been unfolding in comparative contexts. Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State provides a timely intervention into discussions about the boundaries, practices, and nature of the post-liberalization state, suggesting that an understanding of economic policies, the corresponding rise of socio-economic inequality, and the possibilities for change requires an in-depth reconceptualization. Drawing on original field research both globally and within the United States, this volume brings together a rich set of perspectives on the varied and often contradictory nature of state practices, structures and ideologies in the post-liberalization era. The essays develop an interdisciplinary approach that treats an understanding of historically-specific forms of inequality—such as gender, race, caste, sexuality and class—as integral to, rather than as after-effects of, the policies and ideologies associated with the “neoliberal project.” The volume also tackles central questions on the restructuring of the state, the state’s power operations, the relationship between capital and the state, and its interactions with the institutions and organizational forms of civil society in the post-liberalization era. As such, Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State examines both what is distinctive about this post-liberalization state and what must be contextualized as long-standing features of modern state power. A truly international and interdisciplinary volume, Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State deepens our understanding of how policies of economic liberalization shape and produce various forms of inequality.

Non governamental Development Organizations of Developing Countries

Chapter 15 : Friends of Women ( FOW ) FOURTH - GENERATION THAI
FEMINISTS Even before the bloodless revolution of 1932 , which transformed
Thailand from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy , the issue of women in
development ...

Non governamental Development Organizations of Developing Countries

This publication describes and analyses the role of non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs) of the Southern hemisphere. It is primarily intended as a text for interested outsiders -- such as officials of UN-organizations, politicians, civil servants and scientists -- but it will also contribute to self-knowledge and self-reflection among members of the NGO community. After a brief introduction, the reader is introduced to a substantial number of non-governmental development organizations from three continents by means of organizational portraits, written by the NGDOs themselves. Each contribution is prefaced by a brief description of the organization, and all address the following basic subjects: - Development -- for whom, by whom? - The NGDO's objectives and strategies - Organizational structure - North-South cooperation - The NGDO's achievements - Staff motivation.

Feminists Doing Development

projects . Here there are clear organizational and budgetary criteria according to
which development agencies can be held accountable . Several contributions to
this volume arise from feminist development work operating through NGOs and ...

Feminists Doing Development

Has feminism transformed development studies? What happens to feminist theory and practice within the development industry?This book brings together a variety of feminist ativists and academics, from both North and South, engaged in development, to answer these questions. Each describes her project and its feminist rationale, and analyses it through three fundamental challenges:the problem of making a feminist agenda work within development agencies, including the difficulties of finding funding and the constraints imposed by funders;the ethical and methodological issues raised by feminism - including the differences between women and the legitimacy of studying 'the Other';the challenge of international feminism: looking for new ways to work together for global change without imposing 'Western feminism' on Southern women.Including feminist projects from the 'South in the North', the book explores how 'global feminism' actually works in a variety of ways, through both activism and academic research. It is a fascinating insight into the challenges and rewards of feminist theory in practice. As such it is necessary reading for practitioners, policy-makers, activists and academics in gender and development as well as all students and academics of women's studies.

Everywhere nowhere

Gender Mainstreaming in Development Agencies Rebecca Tiessen. feminism.
During interviews with ten staff members in ... While commenting on her
organization, one staff member noted that the organization is “challenged with
issues of ...

Everywhere nowhere

* Shows how development agencies have responded to the need for gender equality at all levels of operation * Scrutinizes the efficacy of gender mainstreaming’s thirty-year history Gender mainstreaming emerged in early gender and development work and gained strength following the 1975 Conference on Women in Mexico City. After three decades of gender and development approaches, and a more recent emphasis on gender mainstreaming, Everywhere/Nowhere presents a timely reflection on the challenges and opportunities development agencies have faced as they attempt to translate gender mainstreaming policies into practice. Reports on gender mainstreaming within development agencies tend to concentrate on technical solutions with little attention to the political changes necessary for transforming the mainstream. Technical solutions (such as quantitative information about the number of female staff members hired or the allocation of a certain amount of resources to gender-related activities) are more frequently reported and more easily measured. An emphasis on technical solutions has resulted in limited impact within organizations and minimal changes to gender inequitable relations. Development agencies and their staff members are, however, finding innovative - or subtle - strategies to transform the mainstream through networking, coalition-building, and leadership initiatives. This book examines these approaches and analyses their contributions to gender mainstreaming.

Women Development and the UN

... DAWN's "manifesto" was a combination of political analysis and practical
advice for women's organizations seeking change at the local, national, and
international levels. DAWN's efforts to build South-South reflections on
development were ...

Women  Development  and the UN

"Devaki Jain opens the doors of the United Nations and shows how it has changed the female half of the world -- and vice versa. Women, Development, and the UN is a book that every global citizen, government leader, journalist, academic, and self-respecting woman should read." -- Gloria Steinem "Devaki Jain's book nurtures your optimism in this terrible war-torn decade by describing how women succeeded in empowering both themselves and the United Nations to work toward a global leadership inspired by human dignity." -- Fatema Mernissi In Women, Development, and the UN, internationally noted development economist and activist Devaki Jain traces the ways in which women have enriched the work of the United Nations from the time of its founding in 1945. Synthesizing insights from the extensive literature on women and development and from her own broad experience, Jain reviews the evolution of the UN's programs aimed at benefiting the women of developing nations and the impact of women's ideas about rights, equality, and social justice on UN thinking and practice regarding development. Jain presents this history from the perspective of the southern hemisphere, which recognizes that development issues often look different when viewed from the standpoint of countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The book highlights the contributions of the four global women's conferences in Mexico City, Copenhagen, Nairobi, and Beijing in raising awareness, building confidence, spreading ideas, and creating alliances. The history that Jain chronicles reveals both the achievements of committed networks of women in partnership with the UN and the urgent work remaining to bring equality and justice to the world and its women.

Getting Institutions Right For Women in Development

The contributors to this book also offer strategies to make gender equity routine in
development organizations . The objective is to promote accountability to women
in development institutions by identifying the organizational and political ...

Getting Institutions Right For Women in Development

This text argues that development organizations must be recognized as structurally deeply gendered, and that strategies for women must aim at institutional transformation.

Social Change Gender and Violence

At the beginning of 1990's, new women's organizations derived from the feminist
group Woman and Society, and this is how development of the autonomous
women's movement in Serbia started. Since the free exchange of information with
 ...

Social Change  Gender and Violence

Based on large research material collected in Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia and Bulgaria Social change, Gender and Violence is the book which explores the impact of transition from communism and war on everyday life of women and men, as well as the way how everyday life and gender related changes affect women's vulnerability to domestic violence and trafficking in women. The book also explores the impact of micro level changes on development of civil society, women's movement, and legal and policy changes regarding violence against women. This is a unique book, which tries to look at violence against women as connected to oppression of both women and men. It argues that violence against women in post-communist and war affected societies is significantly connected to the increase of social stratification, economic hardship, unemployment, instability, uncertainty and related social stresses, changes in gender identity and structural inequalities brought by new world order. Using largely accounts of more than hundred interviewed people, the author shows vividly how, in post-communist societies, the contradictions of capitalism are interlaced with the mostly negative relics of communism. Moreover, the book shows how contradictory processes in post-communist societies have led to a rather paradoxical result: political pluralism and a capitalist economic system generated both violence against women and a women's movement, albeit not the conditions for a reduction of violence.

Modern American Queer History

2 I call this moment the development of interstitial politics. Interstitial politics
describes the development of Black feminist identity and the direction of Black
feminist organizations' growth in two aspects. First, Black feminists squeezed
their ...

Modern American Queer History

In the twentieth century, countless Americans claimed gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender identities, forming a movement to secure social as well as political equality. This collection of essays considers the history as well as the historiography of the queer identities and struggles that developed in the United States in the midst of widespread upheaval and change. Whether the subject is an individual life story, a community study, or an aspect of public policy, these essays illuminate the ways in which individuals in various locales understood the nature of their desires and the possibilities of resisting dominant views of normality and deviance. Theoretically informed, but accessible, the essays shed light too on the difficulties of writing history when documentary evidence is sparse or coded, Taken together these essays suggest that while some individuals and social networks might never emerge from the shadows, the persistent exploration of the past for their traces is an integral part of the on-going struggle for queer rights.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Increasingly, feminists, led in large part by postmodern feminists, recognize that
women have different experiences of ... Development Alternatives for Women for
a New Era (DAWN), Womens Environment and Development Organization ...

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Building Feminist Movements and Organizations

... for Gender Equality and Liberty ( ALEG ) , a young Romanian organization that
seeks to integrate the feminist legacy into today ' s youth culture and incorporate
feminist principles and values into its own development as an organization .

Building Feminist Movements and Organizations

Building Feminist Movements is an international collection of essays and case studies which explores diverse ways in which women and feminist organizations and movements are organizing and it also analyses the important lessons learned in the process. Women's organizations and movements must be stronger than ever to be able to hold the line and continue moving forward the women's rights agenda. In the present context, where many threats to women's rights such as armed conflicts, the advance of HIV/AIDS, raising fundamentalisms and scarce resources for work on women's rights, a revision of the internal dynamics and work done in women and feminist organizations and movements is de rigueur in order to face these challenges effectively.

An Ethnography of Four Non governmental Development Organizations

Feminist critiques of the Women in Development ( WID ) effort fall into three broad
categories . ... become a category used by Development organizations that
constructs an " average " Third World woman in order to efficiently target women
with ...

An Ethnography of Four Non governmental Development Organizations

A detailed study of the ways in which 4 non-governmental organizations are carving out new approaches to international development. Points to significant areas of reform and underscores the complexity and diversity of the development idea.

Third World Women and Development

Third World Women and Development

Each bibliography includes a comprehensive list of the theorist's works and critical studies of these works in English. Each bibliography contains approximately 600 to 900 entries. Books, journal articles, essays within edited books (in the manner of Essay and General Literature) and dissertations are included. References are provided from a wide variety of disciplines and bibliographic sources. The primary purpose of each bibliography is to provide access to the widely reprinted primary works in English and the critical literature in a great variety of books and journals. The topical bibliographies include the authoritative works on the subject and are arranged in useful categories. The lively part of the modern/post-modern debate is generally taking place in alternative and left journals -- journals always included in the literature search in the compiling of the bibliographies.

Controversy and Coalition

nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), draw their membership and define their
goals more broadly than the boundaries of individual nation-states. For example,
WEDO, the Women's Economic Development Organization, is based in New ...

Controversy and Coalition

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

In for the Long Haul Women s Organizations in Manitoba

Moreover, this focus is critical because organizations have been important to the
overall development of the women's movement. Jill Vickers, Pauline Rankin, and
Christine Appelle have argued that the National Action Committee on the Status ...

In for the Long Haul  Women   s Organizations in Manitoba


The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations

FINAL THOUGHTS In this chapter, we set out to locate the advent and
development of feminist organizational analysis in a ... Acker (1990) contends
that feminists need to deal simultaneously with the gender substructure of
organizations and ...

The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations

The issue of gender in organizations has attracted much attention and debate over a number of years. The focus of examination is inequality of opportunity between the genders and the impact this has on organizations, individual men and women, and society as a whole. It is undoubtedly the case that progress has been made with women participating in organizational life in greater numbers and at more senior levels than has been historically the case, challenging notions that senior and/or influential organizational and political roles remain a masculine domain. The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations is a comprehensive analysis of thinking and research on gender in organizations with original contributions from key international scholars in the field. The Handbook comprises four sections. The first looks at the theoretical roots and potential for theoretical development in respect of the topic of gender in organizations. The second section focuses on leadership and management and the gender issues arising in this field; contributors review the extensive literature and reflect on progress made as well as commenting on hurdles yet to be overcome. The third section considers the gendered nature of careers. Here the focus is on querying traditional approaches to career, surfacing embedded assumptions within traditional approaches, and assessing potential for alternative patterns to evolve, taking into account the nature of women's lives and the changing nature of organizations. In its final section the Handbook examines masculinity in organizations to assess the diversity of masculinities evident within organizations and the challenges posed to those outside the norm. In bringing together a broad range of research and thinking on gender in organizations across a number of disciplines, sub-disciplines, and conceptual perspectives, the Handbook provides a comprehensive view of both contemporary thinking and future research directions.

Feminisms in Development

First , that after three decades of feminist activism in the field of development -
both at the level of theory and practice - most ... frameworks , planning tools and
even checklists , unpacking organizational development and change from a
gender ...

Feminisms in Development

This collection of essays by leading feminist thinkers from North and South constitutes a major new attempt to reposition feminism within development studies.Feminism's emphasis on social transformation makes it fundamental to development studies. Yet the relationship between the two disciplines has frequently been a troubled one. At present, the way in which many development institutions function often undermines feminist intent through bureaucratic structures and unequal power quotients. Moreover, the seeming intractability of inequalities and injustice in developing countries have presented feminists with some enormous challenges. Here, emphasizing the importance of a plurality of approaches, the authors argue for the importance of what 'feminisms' have to say to development.Confronting the enormous challenges for feminisms in development studies, this book provides real hope for dialogue and exchange between feminisms and development.

Sites of Violence

Our research experiences were very different. Cathy Blacklock became a
participant observer with a number of women's organizations, while Alison
Crosby chose to work within an international development agency, relating to
women from ...

Sites of Violence

Annotation In this book, militarization, nationalism, and globalization are scrutinized at sites of violent conflict from a range of feminist pespectives.

Women s Action Almanac

Ultimately , they refuse to believe that “ development " has taken place when a
country ' s Gross National Product improves at the expense of its female
population . Organizations : Secretariat for Women in Development International
Women ...

Women s Action Almanac