Journal of International Women's Studies

A peer-reviewed semiannual scholarly publication providing international coverage and analysis of wome.'s studies, with particular respect to the relationship between theory and activism.

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 4, May

About My Sisters 1996-2006
Abstract This is a photographic essay depicting my sisters and our quest for identity during adolescence. Keywords: Adolescent Identity Sisters The Beginnings of a Photographic Project I began photographing my sisters in 1993 during my...
Economic Empowerment of Women through Information Technology: A Case Study from an Indian State
Abstract It is universally accepted that Information Communication Technologies (ICT) offer immense opportunities for the comprehensive social and economic development of the people all over the world. Without its adoption, there is little chance...
Experiences of Women War-Torture Survivors in Uganda: Implications for Health and Human Rights
The effect of the aggressive rapes left me with constant chest, back and abdominal pain. I get some treatment but still, from time to time it starts all over again. It was terrible (Woman discussing the effects of civil war during a Kamuli Parish focus...
Family Law Reform and the Feminist Debate: Actually-Existing Islamic Feminism in the Maghreb and Malaysia
Abstract For an increasing number of Muslim women and women's rights activists, the stark disparity between the principles of justice and equality guaranteed by international and domestic legal norms on the one hand, and the oppressive environment...
Gender Bias after Death: The Case of the Clergical Cemetery, St. John's Orphanage, Thurgoona, NSW, Australia
Abstract Cemeteries are commonly seen as reflective of the historic environment in which they were created and therefore form a unique interpretive tool for the cultural heritage manager. As this case study of clergical cemetery documents, physical...
Gender, Information Technology and Health: The Case of Women Workers in Export Zones in the Philippines
Abstract This study tried to look into the intricate relationship between work, gender, health and technology in the micro-organizations and in the context of a globalized economy. The study also showed that technology has intensified work as evident...
Integration, Clarification, Substantiation: Sex, Gender, Ethnicity and Migration as Social Determinants of Women's Health
Abstract The aim of this paper was to examine, via a scoping review, how the literature focusing on immigrant women's health, based on selected criteria, has been able to capture not only sex and gender differences but also the other socially grounded...
Male Gender Roles and Sexuality: Implications for University Girls' HIV/AIDS Awareness in a Nigerian University
Abstract This study was conducted to examine the implications of male gender roles and sexuality for University girls' HIV/AIDS awareness. Information was elicited from 2399 randomly selected undergraduate students, from the nine faculties of the...
Pathologizing the Female Body: Phallocentrism in Western Science
A woman's body reaches to the end of the world Deeper than any meaning, further than what she knows, Long, endless, yearning, unappeasable, profounder Than our touches, unconquerable, never to be mastered-- Theodore Holmes "Woman's Body" Introduction...
Sex Trafficking: The Global Market in Women and Children
Sex trafficking: The global market in women and children. Kathryn Farr. 2005. New York: Worth Publishers. pp.262, ISBN:0-7167-5548-3, US $24.95 (Paperback). Sex trafficking has gained considerable media attention over the past few years. The purpose...
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Women Rice Producers in Ndop, Cameroon and the Implications for Gender Roles
Abstract In most communities in Cameroon, traditional norms mandate that rural women fulfill the reproductive roles of child bearing, home management and food provision for the family. Thus, these women are unable to exercise any influential economic...
The Joyous Yoni (1): An Exploration of Yogic Perspectives toward Sexual Empowerment for Women
Abstract (3) This paper explores yogic approaches to women's sexuality. Acknowledging that sexualized violence against women is a harsh and pernicious reality for women all over the world, the paper adopts an inclusive perspective on women's sexuality...
The Task of Being Content: Expatriate Wives in Beijing, Emotional Work and Patriarchal Bargain
Abstract Based upon an ethnographic study of western expatriate (expat) wives in Beijing, this paper describes these women's 'patriarchal bargain' and the emotional labor it involves. Relocation entails pressures to support the husbands' careers...
Women and Informal Credit: Lessons from Moretele, South Africa
Abstract Informal credit plays an important role in the development of rural and urban areas in South Africa. It is about giving the disadvantaged poor people and women access to needed financial services to increase their earning opportunities,...
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