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Women's Empowerment in South Asia : NGO interventions and agency building in Bangladesh (Hardcover)

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Economic development in the poorest countries often makes better progress when women become involved in, and take a lead in, development projects. Encouraging women’s involvement, however, is often a major difficulty in societies where traditionally women’s status has been inferior and where women are expected to be domestic and passive. This book, based on extensive original research, considers major projects undertaken by non-governmental organisations in Bangladesh to encourage women’s participation. The book identifies the factors which motivated women to be active, discusses how women achieved the level of capacity and knowledge to enable them to serve their communities appropriately, assesses the major difficulties and recommends how empowerment projects can be improved in future. The book concludes that established institutions and traditional customs are often the greatest barrier to women’s participation.

Number of Pages: 110.0
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Women
Series Title: ASAA Women in Asia
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Pranab Panday
Language: English
Street Date: May 10, 2016
TCIN: 50926109
UPC: 9781138943704
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-8148

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