Rethinking Empowerment: Gender and Development in a Global/Local World

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Cf. discussion in the Quran, verse 4:34, stating that men are providers and maintainers of women since they are obligated to provide for them out of their earnings.
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Cf. article 16(2) of the UDHR which provides: 'Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses'. Article 16(b) of the Women's Convention makes a similar statement: 'The same right freely to choose a spouse and to enter into marriage only with their free and full consent.'
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This Symposium was organized in accordance with Resolution 10/7-C (IS), adopted by the Seventh Islamic Summit Conference. Delegates from thirty-four Islamic countries participated in the deliberations. Three documents were submitted to the Seminar: Recommendations of the Seminar to the Twenty-third Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers; Principles Presented as Guidelines to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing; and the Tehran Declaration on the Role of Women in the Development of Islamic Society.
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Paragraph 1.15 provides for 'provision of necessary financial and social support and protection and empowerment of women heads of household'.
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A person with the capacity to engage in independent legal reasoning. Paragraph 1.3 of the Tehran Declaration calls this process Ijtihad.
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Thirty-five high-level delegations from Muslim countries participated, including representatives from Pakistan, Libya, Chad, Malaysia, Oman, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Syria, Yemen, Albania, Algeria, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Bangladesh, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Senegal, Iran, Indonesia, Sudan, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkey and a representative of the International Parliamentary Union.
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Cf. Tabandeh's view that women are not allowed in public life. Also note the Hadith where it is stated that 'Those who entrust their affairs to a woman will never know prosperity.'
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See Preamble of the Islamabad Declaration, which states: 'Recognising that woman, as enshrined in the Quran and Sunnah, is the centre of the family which is the basic unit of society and hence the cornerstone of the edifice of a stable, peaceful and prosperous polity.' UN human rights instruments articulate similar formulations. See, for example, article 23 of the ICCPR and article 10 of the ICESCR.

References

Abdul Haleem, A.M. (1992) 'Claiming our bodies and our rights: Exploring female circumcision as an act of violence', in M. Schuler (ed.) Freedom from Violence, Washington, DC: OEF International.

Ali, S.S. and B. Jamil (1994) The United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child, Islamic Law and Pakistan Legislation, Peshawar: Shaheen Printing Press.

Bayefsky, A.F. (1994) 'General approaches to the domestic application of women's international human rights law', in R.J. Cook (ed.) Human Rights of Women: National and International Perspectives, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; http://www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/diana/fulltext/byr2.htm.

Boulware-Miller, K. (1985) 'Female circumcision: Challenges to the practice, as a human rights violation', Harvard Women's Law Journal 8: 155.

Brownlie, I. (1992) Basic Documents on Human Rights, 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Byrnes, A. (1989–90) 'Women, feminism and international human rights law: Methodological myopia, fundamental flaws or meaningful marginalisation', American Yearbook of International Law 12: 207.

—— (1988) 'The other human rights committee', Yale Journal of International Law 14 .

Charlesworth, H. (1989–90) 'The public/private distinction and the right to development in international law', American Yearbook of International Law 12: 190.

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Table of contents

  • Routledge/Warwick Studies in Globalisation ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contributors xi
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Part I - Theory and Praxis 1
  • 1 - An Introduction 3
  • References 18
  • 2 - Education as a Means for Empowering Women 22
  • References 36
  • Part II - Women's Empowerment in a Global World 39
  • 3 - The Janus Effect 41
  • Notes 57
  • References 58
  • 4 - Toward Empowerment 61
  • Notes 75
  • References 76
  • 5 - Rethinking Technoagency 79
  • References 92
  • Part III - The Nation State, Politics and Women's Empowerment 95
  • 6 - Beyond Official Empowerment Discourse 97
  • References 110
  • 7 - Women's Mobilization in Chile and Turkey 112
  • Notes 127
  • References 129
  • 8 - The Quota Debate in India 133
  • References 145
  • 9 - The Case for Female Peasants in India 147
  • Notes 158
  • References 159
  • Part IV - The Local/Global, Development and Women's Empowerment 163
  • 10 - The Pra Approach 165
  • References 178
  • 11 - Examples from Kenya and Cameroon 182
  • References 197
  • 12 - Depoliticizing Empowerment in a Tanzanian Family Planning Project 199
  • Notes 213
  • References 215
  • 13 - Informal Politics, Grassroots Ngos and Women's Empowerment in the Slums of Bombay 218
  • Notes 232
  • References 234
  • Part V - Conclusion 237
  • 14 - Concluding Thoughts on (em)powerment, Gender and Development 239
  • Index 245
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