Siyanda Update: Empowerment and The Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium (RPC) - Issue No. 80, September 2009

Siyanda Update: Empowerment and The Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium (RPC) - Issue No. 80, September 2009

Publisher: BRIDGE
Publication Date: Sep 2009

 

In This Issue:
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I. Quick Guide: Empowerment and The Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium (RPC)
II. Experts' and Consultants' Database: a selection of published work from Siyanda Experts who have written about empowerment processes
III. Contribute section: share news, resources, opportunities and perspectives



I. Quick Guide: The Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium (RPC)
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What works to enhance women's empowerment? The following resources have been selected from 24 additions to the Siyanda database that highlight the work of the Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium (RPC).

- Website: Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium (RPC)
The Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium (RPC) links academics with activists and practitioners to find out what works to enhance women's empowerment.
http://www.siyanda.org/static/rpc_website.htm?em=0909&tag=QG

- New Narratives of Women's Empowerment, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), March 2009
How can we put the power back into 'empowerment'?
http://www.siyanda.org/static/cornwall_empowerment.htm?em=0909&tag=QG

- Documentary: Stories of Change, Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium (RPC) South Asia Hub & BRAC Development Institute in collaboration with BEGINNING, January 2009
Stories of Change is a documentary about the lives of five women aging from 16 to 60, coming from different walks of life, from different professions, religions and regions of Bangladesh.
http://www.siyanda.org/static/rpc_stories_change.htm?em=0909&tag=QG

- Paid Work, Women's Empowerment and Gender Justice: Critical Pathways of Social Change, Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium (RPC) December 2008
This paper explores the contradictions that characterise debates about the relationship between paid work and women's empowerment.
http://www.siyanda.org/static/rpc_paid_work.htm?em=0909&tag=QG

- Voice and Women's Empowerment: Mapping a Research Agenda, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), July 2008
This paper suggests how to best measure women's political voice and puts forward specific research questions that would contribute to amplifying women's voice.
http://www.siyanda.org/static/rpc_voice.htm?em=0909&tag=QG

- Conceptualising Policy Practices in Researching Pathways of Women's Empowerment, Institute of Development Studies, January 2008
How do different policy actors in diverse institutions understand and translate notions of gender equality into policy and practice?
http://www.siyanda.org/static/eyben_empowerment.htm?em=0909&tag=QG

- Changing Narratives of Sexuality - Concept Paper, Institute of Development Studies, January 2008
How do narratives or stories conveyed by powerful institutions like the media and the development industry provide the foundations for notions of 'normal' sexuality, relationships and households, which in turn underpin male privilege?
http://www.siyanda.org/static/rpc_sexuality.htm?em=0909&tag=QG

You can find other resources in Siyanda focusing on The Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium (RPC) at:
http://www.siyanda.org/search/results_adv.cfm?Keywords=empowerment_rpc_09&Subject=0&Donor=0&Langu=E&StartRow=1&em=0909&tag=QG

The next Siyanda Update, in October 2009, will focus on the Commonwealth of Independent States. Users are invited to suggest their resources for possible inclusion in this selection: http://www.siyanda.org/addinfo/?em=0909&tag=CS

Please also visit the archive section to view past Quick Guide selections:
http://www.siyanda.org/country_focus.htm?em=0909&tag=QG



II. Resources from the Experts' and Consultants' Database: A selection of published work from Siyanda Experts who have written about empowerment processes.
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The Siyanda Gender Experts' and Consultants' Database, with over 1,400 profiles, can be used as a networking tool for connecting practitioners, researchers, activists, students and experts with like-minded colleagues, persons working on similar themes, or in the same geographical location.

The database is also an excellent resource for those seeking experts for gender-focussed consultancies.

Each profile contains the Expert's contact details and areas of expertise, and highlights their publications. The following resources have been selected from experts who have written about empowerment processes.

- Sex, Money, Power: Considerations for African Women's Empowerment, Mupotsa, D., Feb 2008
- An Empirical Analysis of Rural Women's Empowerment: The Bangladesh Context, Parveen, S., 2007
- Empowering Women Weavers? The Internet in Rural Morocco, Schaefer-Davis, S., 2007
- Cyberella or Cinderella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society, Huyer, D., 2006
- Women's Empowerment and Spanish Cooperation Policy, Cirujano-Campano, P., 2006
- Exploring the Emergence of Flexible Labour and its Effects on Gender Empowerment, Cadesky, J., 2006
- Gender and the Media Handbook: Promoting Equality, Diversity and Empowerment, Kafiris, K. et al, 2005
- Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming: a Sustainable Relationship in Dutch Development Cooperation, Van der Veen, F., 2005
- Poppies and Mangoes: Women's Empowerment, Environmental Conservation and Ecotourism in Costa Rica, Garrett, S., 2004
- Women, Criminality and Multi-Focal Empowerment Response: Some Prospects for Botswana, Sossou, M. A., 2001



For further details on these publications, copy and paste or type the author's last name into either the Name or Search Words field on the Experts' and Consultants' search page:
http://www.siyanda.org/exps/?em=0909&tag=EX

- Enter your details in the database:
http://www.siyanda.org/exps/addexp.cfm?em=0909&tag=EX

- Or edit your existing profile:
http://www.siyanda.org/exps/editlogin.cfm?em=0909&tag=EX (using your user name and password)

- Search the database:
http://www.siyanda.org/exps/?em=0909&tag=EX



III. Contribute section
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Share your news, resources, opportunities and perspectives in the following ways:

Post your announcements, information requests, training and funding opportunities:
http://www.siyanda.org/forum/?em=0909&tag=CS

Submit your publications for inclusion in our database, or suggest other resources:
http://www.siyanda.org/addinfo/?em=0909&tag=CS

Post your short pieces of work in the Users' Corner:
http://www.siyanda.org/forum/xviewthread.cfm?Thread=120030204122635&em=0909&tag=CS