Women Empowerment

Topics: Gender, Bangladesh, Poverty, Gender equality, Sociology / Pages: 80 (19986 words) / Published: Dec 2nd, 2012
Women’s Empowerment Revisited:
From Individual to Collective Power among the Export Sector Workers of Bangladesh
Naomi Hossain
March 2012
IDS WORKING PAPER
Volume 2012 No 389
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The Poverty and Inequality research cluster, part of the Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction team at IDS, produces research on poverty, inequality and wellbeing. Our research challenges orthodox views on the nature of poverty, how poverty is understood and how policy can best accelerate poverty reduction. Our work focuses on poverty and wellbeing through the lens of equity and inequality. Poverty is not only about 'poor ' people but also about the social and economic inequalities that compound and reproduce poverty.
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The Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction (VPR) Team aims to construct dynamic and multidimensional perspectives on vulnerability and poverty in order to transform thinking, policy and practice. The VPR team produces working papers on social protection; conflict, violence and development; and poverty and inequality. Follow this link to view a full list of publications: www.ids.ac.uk/go/research-teams/vulnerability-and-poverty-reduction-team Women’s Empowerment Revisited: From Individual to Collective Power among the Export Sector Workers of Bangladesh
Naomi Hossain
IDS Working Paper 389
First published by the Institute of Development Studies in March 2012
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