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. 11, No. 2, October

Abuse of Lower Castes in South India: The Institution of Devadasi
Abstract The 'devadasi' system has been the object of several studies and is quite controversial. Some authors, particularly in the past associated the 'devadasi' with power and prestige, other, more lately, with degradation and prostitution. ...
A Study on the Empowerment of Women Construction Workers as Masons in Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract The construction sector has the largest number of unorganised labourers in India next only to agricultural sector. Women form half the workforce and by choice or by design they are not allowed to acquire specific skills that may enable...
Changing the Canon: Chinua Achebe's Women, the Public Sphere and the Politics of Inclusion In
Abstract This paper examines the subjugation of Nigerian women with regard to how their political marginalisation constricts the public sphere, the resource centre of public opinion, which strengthens the ideals of democracy and good governance....
Combating Violence against Women (VAW) in South Kivu: A Critical Analysis
Abstract During the on-going civil conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo or DRC), which has raged on and off since 1996 and throughout the post-2002 transition period, thousands of cases of rape and other forms of sexual violence...
Designing a Woman-Friendly Workplace: A Prognosis and Prescription for Institutional Health at the University of Guam
Abstract This article explores the campus activist and research efforts made possible through a Campus Action Project grant awarded by AAUW (2006-2007) to the University of Guam (UOG). Faculty-student researchers developed a workshop series addressing...
Examining Empowerment among Indian Widows: A Qualitative Study of the Narratives of Hindu Widows in North Indian Ashrams
Abstract Contemporary discourse on widowhood in India tends to concentrate heavily on quantitative evaluation. Discussion of the narratives of the women is confined to more popular medium, and tends to focus on the need of the women to be empowered....
Gender Standards V. Democratic Standards: Examples and Counter Examples
Abstract Common wisdom, and development theory hold that gender standards and democratic standards go hand in hand, in the sense that countries that uphold high standards of gender equality are the same as countries that uphold high standards of...
The Challenge of Studying Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: An Experience from the University of Malawi's Chancellor College
Abstract This paper is an outcome of an empirical research study conducted in November 2007 and April 2008 to analyse the extent and factors contributing to sexual harassment in the University of Malawi's Chancellor College. The study set out to...
The Not So New Turkish Woman: A Statistical Look at Women in Two Istanbul Neighborhoods
Abstract Using survey data gathered from nearly 400 women living in two Istanbul neighborhoods, this article explores issues of work, education, family and feminism. In addition to presenting the findings we argue that there is a continued gap between...
The Search for an African Feminist Ethic: A Zimbabwean Perspective
Abstract In the field of ethics, women have been portrayed as inferior to men due to androcentric attitudes (male-dominated ethics) that seems to define men as custodians of what is right or wrong. This andro-centric ethic has taken women out of...
When Personal Dreams Derail, Rural Cameroonian Women Aspire for Their Children
Abstract Data gathered from a convenience sample of 36 women who reside in rural villages lying on the outskirts of Buea, Cameroon is not consistent with the "culture of poverty" proposition which states that personal characteristics of the poor...
Women and Politics in Kuwait
Abstract On May 17, 2008, Kuwait conducted its Twelfth election of its National Assembly. The most remarkable aspect of the election was the active participation of women, who gained their right to vote in May 2005. This paper argues that the main...
Women's Understanding of the Effects of Domestic Abuse: The Impact on Their Identity, Sense of Self and Resilience. A Grounded Theory Approach
Abstract (4) Research on women who have experienced domestic abuse indicates that they feel marginalized; stigma, shame and fear about the response of services stop women from seeking the support they need. The current study aimed to explore the...
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