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When I embarked on this journey of exploring more on exploring the condition and status of gender equity and equality in architecture, or public spaces, or urban design, I found very little literature is available. Would be great to discuss on this topic. I have started to get an impression perhaps this topic is irrelevant or not trending at all. But I have strong feeling that has an importance, but very little research has been done on this. Would be great if you know of some documents or share some light on this.
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Designing Gender Sensitive Public Spaces – Cidco Smartcity (niua.org)
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Hello,
I looking for work that takes a predominantly developing /under(semi)developed, etc. perspective in discussing socio-economic issues in countries in the "periphery" of Europe (South, East, less developed regions, etc). That is work that uses concepts, ideas, theories, methodologies, etc typically associated with less developed countries to approach issues in the "periphery" of Europe. I'm interested in either contemporary of historical analyses.
Thank you!
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Dated, though still a useful introduction to the subject - Ryszard Stemplowski (ed) Europe and Latin America: Looking at each other (Warsaw: Polish Institute of International Affairs, 2010). Several contributions compare development strategy in Latin American and Eastern Europe from historical and (near) contemporary perspectives). Some consider the extent to which counties of Latin America and Eastern Europe became 'laboratories' for policy models. Chapters written mainly by social scientists and historians. There is also a companion volume.
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I desire to work on Socioeconomic barriers of menstrual health management in the slums of Bangladesh. I guess I need to be more specific regarding the topic. Any recommendation would be highly appreciated.
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(...) restrictions related to menstruation among young women from low socioeconomic background.
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Many African critics have written in support of the popularly held belief that most African societies are  patriarchal in nature, and that women are yet to occupy their rightful position in the scheme of things. The question is, in what way (s) are African writers, particularly female writers responding to the issue of marginalization of the female subject in Africa? 
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How are Nigerian Female Writers responding to the issue of patriarchal hegemony in their writing? Many African critics have written in support of the popularly held .
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I want to construct an index 'X' (like 'wealth-index'/'gender development index') with 3 hierarchical scores (low-medium-high) for Bangladesh. I have found a literature where they have initially included 8 factors which are generally considered as validate domains of 'X' in Bangladesh. Then, after EFA and CFA, they have excluded 3 factors and declared that the remaining 5 factors are the 'valid factors' of 'X'. I will use 'DHS' data, like they've used too.
Now, my question is,
"If I want to create an index of 'X' (and further logistic regression) for Bangladesh with low-medium-high scores, then with proper citation of that literature, can I use those 5 valid factors/variables directly in my study (without further CFA analysis)?"
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If you want to link among them then go for CFA or just to find out the factors then EFA is easier for you.
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to find out the beliefs about English as a foreign language and statistical gender differences between male and female students
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There is not really one person associated with this question. Also, anything EFL (with adults especially) is always going to depend on the first language and it's closeness to English, the educational levels of the learners, and their social and economic stability. Here is something to start with.
Sunderland, J. (1992). Gender in the EFL classroom. Elt Journal, 46(1), 81-91.
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I’m looking for Adult-Report Questionnaires or Scales to evaluate gender nonconformity in childhood. Any suggestions?
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Thank you!
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Dear all, would anyone be aware of established journals dedicated to gender and development that are not ideologically committed to a west-centric feminist understanding of gender hierarchies? These tend to pressume western metaphysics of gender, and are not willing or able to engage with alternative understandings of gender from the ground. Thank you.
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Dear Ms. Romina Istratii,
I think it could be a scientific journal
Archives of Sexual Behavior. Publisher: Springer US.
Description: Archives of Sexual Behavior the official publication of the International Academy of Sex Research has emerged as the leading scholarly publication in the area of human sexuality. The Journal reports the latest research trends in the science of human sexual behavior bringing together high-quality submissions from such diverse fields as psychology psychiatry biology ethology endocrinology and sociology.
I hope I have been of some help.
Best in your research,
Andrija
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I am trying to find some theoretical evidence for the fact that on personal-self construal level western nations(egalitarian) are less stereotypical when it comes to gender roles, if compared to eastern nations , but i couldn’t . Can you please help me in this regard and recommend some reads. 
I found : own gender beliefs is higher (vs. lower) in eastern (vs. western) countries when considering other-stereotyping and when social comparison is salient, but the reverse was found when considering self-reporting, that is self-stereotyping.
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Natalia Krzyzanowska Thank You for your esponse !
Its related to Asia and Arab world being east .
I am looking into your reccomendation .
Thanks alot.
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Creating binaries - "Menstruating Women" vs "Semening Men" :
The women have been enslaved by creating exemplary binaries. Women are defined between binaries, like – Mother vs Whore; Virgin vs Vamp.
Being a student of Sociology, I also believe in being an Activist.
They have created a phrase “Menstruating Women”, so I have created a phrase “Semening Men”.
Let us use this phrase “Semening Men” in our discourses, debates and discussions.
One example –
Throughout 2018, the two words that remained hot with “semening” men are – “Cow” and “Menstruation”.
Is this the final mental limits of which “semening” men are capable of?
Please let me know your thoughts.
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Interesting thread here. What do you think about the move to remove the word woman completely from these discussions and activism? I keep seeing activism that just calls women 'menstruators' or 'ovary-havers' 'cervix-havers' but refers to men as 'men'. This is being argued as a nod to gender ideology, but I cannot understand why removing the word woman is so prevalent whilst the word 'men' is still being retained in everything. Just wondered what you thought.
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I am looking for resources that can assist me in developing a course module on sociology of development for a bachelors program. It will be great if you can share with me book chapters, articles on theories of development, gender and development, social development, economic development, sustainable development, globalization and development, indicators of development and international development. I will also appreciate any course module outlines that cover any of these topics to help me develop an interesting module for the program
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There is loads of stuff on this if you start on Google
An old chapter of mine
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I have a plenty of qualitative data analyzed on deedose I would like to link with quantitative data collected through questionnars and not entered on deedose ( on the same project on migration and HIV)
Do you have any practical recommandations ? Thank you
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My report is on volunteersim. Plpease send information concerning the behaviors on mandatory volunteering
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That you be fantastic, thank you!
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Increase family involvement in the school
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Please let e know if the following reference is helpful to you in your research:
19 Proven Tips for Getting Parents Involved at School
Related Tags: Classroom Management.
Dennis
Dennis Mazur
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An example is like vanillin blended with some plant based natural repellent in making mosquitoes repellant incense stick..are more effective ...given on some research paper. My question is what could be the possible reason that makes it so. There may already be a paper on this..but I'm just openly posting in this forum to get some instant reply and help..
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Is vanillin that essential component to design an environment friendly mosquito repellent? I am finding an environmental friendly mosquito repellent to add to the daily used products. I read some papers saying citronella oil are effective...and more if vanillin is added. I am very curious to find this.
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I wish to apply DHA for text analysis of autobiographies to study gender identity in a socio-political context of Pakistan.
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CDA is a bout locating the central Genre. in this context gender and identity are the major focus. linguistic constructs can be helpful in your analysis
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Considerable work has been done by Dean Laplonge into gender in mining and construction in Australia and Canada.
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Hi Kevin, thanks for directing us to Dean Laplonge's work.  Unfortunately at this stage our data does not allow for gender to be included in the analysis.
cheers
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I am looking for evidence and findings on relationship between students' volunteering activity and development level of their local community. Also differences between students' v9lunteering in jnternational context - transitional CEE economies vs. Western Europe.
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I have chosen this question myself, but am struggling to find enough solid lines of argument or relevant examples .
If anyone could help with any of this that would be hugely appreciated!
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Not exactly on the topic of the question, but if interested some literature on gender relations are available in my book.
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what possible effects can a gender wage gap have on child developmet? Any current research or suggestions relating to this would be appreciated.
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I haven't look at child development aspects, but the attached will help you to understand the gender wage gap.
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what types of gender-based discrimination are most common in MENA labor markets? What are the possible causes and policy remedies for the problem.
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I am sure there are several reasons which are directly and indirectly connected to wider social stereotype, cultural beliefs, religious ideologies and political practice. Traditionally, gender discrimination (e.g. male domination over female) is closely associated with the patriarchy. Misrepresentation of religious ideologies also somehow assist the patriarchal system. Altogether, men generally design specific mechanisms to discriminate the women at home or workplace to establish the domination and control. Berdahl published two fabulous papers in Academy of Managment Review and Journal of Applied Psychology in 2007. You must read them. 
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Hi, everyone! I am working on a research exploring the idea that (Western) development donors are now using some global development agenda as a top-down measure in development toward local implementers (e.g. international organisations, NGOs, CBOs), while many implementers, on the contrary, create locality or 'local realities' back to those donors in their development practice. However, I am aiming to connect this two different worlds between 'the global' and 'the local' and incorporate them into a vernacular version of development agendas. In order to make it clearer, the gender mainstreaming might be a good example (as I talk about it in my research). It is used by donors in top-down characteristics, while local implementers incorporate it in their work and report back in bottom-up characteristics. However, in their reports, I believe, there are both the 'globalised' gender mainstreaming and the 'localised' one intermingled in the 'in-between space' of the global and the local. Those two worlds are no more separated but interconnected by this sense.
However, so far, I could not find much of pieces of literature on 'vernacularization', 'vernacularism' and 'vernacularity', particularly in development studies. Any thoughts? Any recommedations? 
Thank you very much!
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Dear Tinnaphop, I would recommend you to read Teodor Shanin´s "Marxism and the vernacular revolutionary traditions", in Late Marx and the Russian Road: Marx and 'the peripheries of capitalism". You may also found similarities in the conflict between Russian Orthodox Marxists and the vernacular revolutionaries and your current topic. Good luck.
Teodor Shanin, “Marxism and the vernacular revolutionary traditions”, in Late Marx and the Russian Road: Marx and ‘the peripheries of capitalism’, Monthly Review Press (New York, 1983) p.255
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I am now working on my paper aiming to identify the way many development donors (e.g. DFID, USAID, etc.) utilise the gender mainstreaming (and/or green agenda) to generate their power and control over international organisations and local NGOs as aid recipients. Their conducts, including their performance focus, development practices, development paradigm, and their performance results in project reports, should be in accordance with donors' conditionalities. I initially interpret that they become a particular type of subject that donors would like to see and would like to engage in their relationship. 
However, I am not sure if I could apply Foucault's 'Governmentality' and his 'Technologies of Power' to this work. If not, Is there any theories from any particular theorists suitable for this? Please give me some advice. Thank you very much!  
Please give me some advice. Thank you very much!  
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Hi Tinnaphop. From what you describe, governmentality and technologies of the self sound like an appropriate theoretical frame to apply, if you are able to trace how aid recipients 'internalise' governmental power. Other potential conceptual frames for this situation stem from the broad suite of ideas captured in institutional theory - legitimacy theory, institutional logics, and isomorphism. Best of luck with your research
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Dear All, I am dealing my research in Education and educational gender in DRC, I wish,I got some information about it.
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It depends which country you wish to look at since there can be different criteria for girls and women to get access to different levels of education depending on the country. This can relate to the level wealth in the country and also ideas about the role of women. In some countries access to sanitary protection for adolescent girls might mean they miss school which hinders their education. Early marriage can also be something that stops education early.  Here is one article by Nigerian academics:
Best of luck! 
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Objectification of Women in Media
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I agree with Michael in saying that it is a little broad. 
You could perhaps give it a thought - try refining and clarify some points to get a crisper result unless it is a general opinion/attitude survey.
1. the scope of "mass Media' i.e. give it a spatiotemporal context  
2. the connotation of 'women' here, 
3. You talk about "submissive subjects" and 'objectification'- the two have different interpretations and should ideally be dealt with differently 
4.if you would like to consider social and demographic factors like geographies (as Mary suggests), or culture that is an important influence, for  analysis 
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I need constructive comments and rich text material for one of my current research projects. Please help me Scholars on Leadership, Development and Governance in Bangladesh.
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Dear Awal, 
Unfortunately I am bound by copyright rules of the publisher, therefore I am not able to send you a soft copy. The link above should work - although there will be a few pages missing.
Best wishes, Nasrul.
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In cases of gender-based violence, has been paid much attention to the economic aspect.
Deepening more: until that point influences the economic situation in the subjects of the problem.
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There is a high correlation between interpersonal violence and other controlling behaviors that isolate the victim from the social supports and economic independence that might come from working outside of the home. There is a substantial literature on survivor supports and the role of financial education in preparing survivors to leave abusers. Postmus is a leading social work researcher in this area.
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such as, if there is a feminist theorist how much focus has ze laid on the idea of self perception of the women about their 'self' by the women themselves, while the they have theorised their ideas. 
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We have written on this with regard to young people, see the 2015 article:
 “Young people’s search for agency: Making sense of their experiences and taking
control”. Munford, R. & Sanders, J. Qualitative Social Work, 14 (5): 616-633.
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Recent research has revealed that the practice of the female genital mutilation in countries like Ivory, Somali and Sudan is mostly the influenced by patriarchal dominance in these nations in Africa (Poggioli, French Activists Fight FGM,2009; Monagan,2010). For this reason, my project intend to investigate the roles men can play in the prevention of  Female Genital Mutilation using  their supremacy in the societies in Africa.
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The approach described is a form of moral suasion also used in the temperance and foot binding movements-the declarations made act as a moral position to motivate others to do likewise.
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cuban slave culture in terms of the roles of women or any influential women during this time
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Thanks very interesting
Has this issue been treated by Columbia nationalethical committee in terms of gender medicine?thanks.
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I'm proposing a research on "the girl child empowerment at the expense of the boy child" but materials on "boy child" seems to be limited therefore slowing down my research in building my literature review.
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Fascinating research question. Please keep updating the progress of your work. 
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Education leads to self empowerment. Empowered women are catalysts of social change and organizational development.
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I suggest reading the book review that Gender in Management: An International Journal published. It can be interesting insights.
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More the women with higher education (university education) less number of successful Marriages. more women with high school or below more successful marriages.   
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According to me there is strong relation between higher education of women and family life. A successful women has the ability to handle all responsibilities efficiently whether it is family or work place. I believe more the education lesser will be the ego.Women has equal right like men . Successful married life depends on men and women equally.
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I am looking for journal articles, essays, or web links that talks about how leadership style can be influenced by the gender (male/female) of the workforce being led. Please does anyone have any material that can help?
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Interesting proposition. Work by Van Engen, van der Leenden & Willemsen (2001) could provide some insights here, as they focus on workforce context (feminine vs. masculine). Gardiner & Tiggemann (1999) also adress similar issues in relation to work stress. 
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I am preparing my ph thesis on gender and clientelism in Uurguay, Argentina, ecuador and Chile. In this phase I am searching works in order to finish my theoretical framework
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E Bjarengard  - phd on clientilism in Thailand - homosocial capital v intersting concept - she writes beautifully
Gender, Informal Institutions and Political Recruitment
Explaining Male Dominance in Parliamentary Representation
Authors: Bjarnegård, E.
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I am working on gender segregation at school level and its impact on university level of students communication, creativity and innovation.
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Our teacher in photography said that we need at least one of the other sex to create an inspiring atmosphere
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I need a validated/standardized questionnaire to assess the forms of and factors that contribute to gender inequalities or discriminations within the context of community development.
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Dear Charles,
You may find that the Dutch Gender Imapct assessment instrument does give you very valubale information on the forms of and factors that contribute to gender inequalities or discriminations within the context of community development. 
It is an instrument that hs been used several times, but do keep in mind that is a qualitative instrument!
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I am planning to conduct a research on gender and development with a focus on the role of a rural woman in the development of her household and her country through her participation to cooperatives' activities. I could also look at the gender mainstreaming in cooperative as strategy to development.
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Dear Silas,
I would suggest you the following literature:
Women in agricultural cooperatives: constraints and limitation to full participa / LAMMING, G.N. . - Rome : FAO, Human resource s, institutions and agrarian reform division.
RURAL WOMEN, FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES
rural women entrepeneurship within co-ops, training support
Institutional change and embeddedness caste and gender in co-ops rural india
Peacebuilding in Post-Genocide Rwanda
The Role of Cooperatives in the Restoration of Interpersonal Relationships
Interrogating women’s peace
work: community-based
peacebuilding, gender, and
savings’ co-operatives in
post-conflict Nepal
agro turism in greece, the case of women agroturism co-operatives of Ambelakia
Also look at the Role of cooperatives and other self-help organisations in crisis resolution and socio-economic recovery  (ILO, Coop Branch) and tAdvancing gender equality, the co-op way (ILO).
Hope it helps.
Cheers.
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literature on state feminism and other related texts that discusses gender especially women in a male dominated program in school and the opportunity to be employed after graduation.
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I found these three papers extremely interesting. I hope this helps!
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I want some research article on primary girl child education in India?
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Dear Trilok,
Few Info:
Rural India Development Fund provides education for children in India. Go to Jolkona project 89.
For comparison Study: 
Volunteers Association for Bangladesh provides education for children in Bangladesh. Go to Jolkona project 136.
Barakat, featured in this month’s Give2Girls campaign, provides education for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Go to Jolkona project 6 and Jolkona project 103.
Regards
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Women have traditionally been occupied in pre- and post-harvest processing of the products and marketing the catch.Unfortunately, limited access to resources, inputs and credit and inadequate technical competency, poor participation in decision making, limited exposure to mass media often become the limiting factors for the fisher women for their economic and social development. How they can be empowered in Indian condition.
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 Hi Aparna Roy,
This is a really good question. The first thing to decide as what you mean by empowerment. In many cases "empowerment" seems to be put into practice as access to credit, but as you point out in your question there are many limitations to women's full and equal engagement in the fisheries sector, and many aren't directly related to money. The question then becomes if access to credit will lead to changes in all these other factors. Rather than just focusing on economic disparities you could consider taking a more holistic approach such as found in gender transformative frameworks. WorldFish is currently using this approach (http://www.worldfishcenter.org/content/gender-equity).
All the best,
Danika
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Read this article "Extending Women’s Entrepreneurship Research in New Directions", it gave this direction to study women entrepreneurship as an emancipatory act of change creation. Was thinking to study on the relationship between women's agency and social change taking the case of women entrepreneurship. Thinking to use the biographical narrative interview method. Please share me any studies on this line 
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I strongly disagree with Ono's post. A feminist perspective is not limiting but extending the scientific view and conducting research on women entrepreneurship does not imply by any means to have any intention of inequality or ignoring any social phenomenons. I will not discuss this any further here, because it is off topic.
I would argue to have a look at Orhan and Scott. It's nearly a classic in this field of research. Also, have a look at Mirchandani who is discussing the conjunction of enterpreneurship and gender from a theoretical point of view even further.
Bruni, Poggio and Gherardi might be helpful as well for your research question.
Rehman and Roomi as well as Sekeleni show some very interesting empirical research from this field.
regards
Yves
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Specifically, I would like to measure the participants' judgments of merit and deservingness of affirmative action beneficiaries (quotas, for instance) after they read some scenarios.
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Thank you, Arin, we will measure the participants judgments about quotas. But we need some items to measure also the participants judgments (or perceptions) of beneficiaries' abilities, competence, or merit.
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I am running a research about subsistence entrepreneurs in Colombia, and how their labor activities have influenced in their empowerment level.  Does anyone know if there are measurements about this issue?
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a case study in cape verde on informal entrepreneurship, gender and development on "Rabidantes"  has been the theme of my PhD research. it is published as a book  (in portuguese and in italian...2003 and 2005) but I have at least one paper in english about this research. 
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What are the list of statistical tests we can do for Sex Ratio, to know whether the sex ratio is significant or not in Tribal and in Non tribal
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What do know about the psychological characteristics or well-being of children of lesbian and gay parents? What do we know about same-sex parent headed families and the further psychosexual development (gender typed behavior) of boys and girls?
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Not that Wikipedia is a peer-reviewed publication, but I recognized the name Paul Cameron. This is copied from the site (please note Cameron was expelled from the APA regarding an ethics inquiry):
[from Wikipedia] "Paul Drummond Cameron (born November 9, 1939) is an American psychologist and sex researcher. While employed at various institutions including the University of Nebraska he conducted research on passive smoking, but he is best known today for his claims about homosexuality. After a successful 1982 campaign against a gay rights proposal in Lincoln, Nebraska, he established the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality (ISIS), now known as the Family Research Institute (FRI). As FRI's chairman, Cameron has written papers associating homosexuality with perpetration of child sexual abuse and reduced life expectancy.
In 1983, the American Psychological Association expelled Cameron for non-cooperation with an ethics investigation. Position statements issued by the American Sociological Association, Canadian Psychological Association and the Nebraska Psychological Association have accused Cameron of misrepresenting social science research."
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A core concept in sociology, political science, organizational behaviour and business, social capital is relatively new in the context of sport governance. In exploring the boundaries of both sport and social capital in theory and practice, one can see sport as a form of positive (bridging) social capital that promotes social cohesion, trust, social ties, etc. Could it also be perceived as a social space that promotes dark or exclusonary social capital since sport politics do not always deliver the social benefits they proclaim due to commercialization, doping, gender discrimination or institutionalized gender personification, the leaky pipeline and the glass ceiling in SGBs and in competitive sports.
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In my Ph thesis I explored the concepts of social capital related to socioeconomic status in competitive youth sport. We found social mobility expectations, individual either familiar, and that sport could be a familiar strategy in disadvantaged youth sport in Mexico. I was focused from the social capital theory and, in my opinion these families believe that their sons or daughters being successful in sports could exchange their sport capital into social capital and therefore in economical capital.
Social capital and it measurement especifically in sports interests me a lot. I am working now in some projects about these constructs.
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I agree with Heather, Boserup is the primary source, but if you are interested in development and agriculture Naila Kabeer makes a critical analysis of the Millennium development goal in "Gender Mainstreaming in poverty eradication and the Millennium Develpment Goal". The World Bank and IFAD have a new Sourcebook available on-line http://www.genderinag.org/content/gender-agriculture-sourcebook
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I want to know the type of role women play in both the domestic as well as the private sphere and also how their domestic roles impact that of their private ones and vice versa. I am researching the participation of women in integrated water resource management and focusing more on the private sphere.
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Elias, is your study focusing of integrated water management or natural resource management? Integrated water management involves access to and use of water resources for multiple purposes. As highlighted by Brigette, women mainly involved in collecting water for domestic use while man are mainly involved in managing water for irrigation and livestock. however, with the change in economic conditions and climate change gender relations have shifted and it would be nice to see how these have changed in relation to water management both in private and domestic spheres? Power relations influence who has access to the water resources and utility. Women are less involved in decision making on water. I plan to conduct a similar study sometime next year. Good luck.
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What needs to be in a gender policy for it to be effective? Also, what sort of conceptual or theoretical framework is needed for such a study?
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Today’s global economic crisis requires integrating a gender perspective which means eliminating the wastage of talent, utilizing all human resources, the entire talent pool- and as a result, boosting innovation which is a prerequisite for economic growth and sustainable development. So I agree with Ben Wadham’s point that "gender involves both men and women, and an emphasis on gender partnerships", including respect for diversity regardless of race, religion, handicap, age, sexual orientation, etc.
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What kind of questions should one look at in such situations?
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Let's assume the following goals of that specific gender mainstreaming (GM):
• To identify and clarify the role of the women in the households regarding water (e.g. responsible for the health of the household members and for cleansing)
• To identify and clarify issues related to women’s access to sanitary services (toilets) and to drinking water in the informal Settlement/slum;
• To identify the household demand for service water and its quality.
•To improve the capacities of the local authority to provide sustainable access to sanitary services/water for women in the informal settlement/slum
•To empower women in the decision-making process through gender responsive community based approaches; and
•To improve policies and implementation strategies to access sanitation and water in the informal Settlement/slum toward being pro-poor and gender responsive.
In this setting at least the following is necessary:
1. Conducting a survey regarding the actual access to sanitation and water:
• What is the role of the women regarding water transport and the health in the household?
• Are the women satisfied with the actual Situation?
• What to they think about (alternatives in) improvement? Do they assess unintended effects of the different Solutions?
• What is the view point of the men?
2. Conducting a stakeholder analysis that includes local government department; small-scale water providers, the regional/local water/waste water Utility, school operators (toilets for girls!), teachers, sports clubs and representatives of NGOs:
• Who are the key actors enableing gender responsive community based approaches?
• Who are the veto players?
• What can be done for unblocking?
3. Conducting an awareness programme on Gender and hygiene concerns, particularly menstrual hygiene Management and the safe access to sanitary services.
• Train key water and sanitation staffs, community leaders and technicians from local authorities to take these questions seriously and to respect the women's needs.
4. Conducting a community action planning process in the informal settlement/slum (with local authorities taking the lead and ensuring the participation of women and men, girls and boys);
• Prepare a water and sanitation implementation plan for the informal settlement
• Take into account the alternatives and unintended effects (cf. step 1).
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In terms of nature and severity of behaviour - what role or variance can be accounted by gender - i.e. predict and/or conclude or warrant a typology of behaivours?
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You should also look at the evolutionary psychology research for genetic factors. Males in all cultures and across species are higher in physical aggression and risk-taking than females. An evolutionary psychologist would have a different take on it. And even socialization begs the ultimate causal question. Don't be too narrow and only focus on "nurture" when nature and nurture virtually always interact to produce such differences.
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Examining the participation of women in water user association
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I like the 'politics of paticipation"
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I am currently studying women participation in water management, specifically looking at inhibiting factors to women's participation in water user association. I need it as my conceptual/ theoretical framework. Can anyone help?
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I quite like Standpoint theory, with particular reference to the positionality of each woman as they experience their own internal as well as external inhibitions/subdueing for participation..... as one can see from all the conversations, there are so many factors which have this implication for woman, that as a starting point, it might be interesting to see how each woman first positions themselves... with respect to race, class, etc... even in rural communities, these issues play a role. all the best, would be great to see how you progress. Furthermore Standpoint theory would "allow" you to position yourself as a "researcher" within the research.. thus adding to the depth of the paper.
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Single identity leadership development and race or gender-based leadership programmes? Is there a need for these or have corporations moved beyond such challenges?
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thank you, I will check it out.
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My paper with Ani Mitra and Arnab Biswas suggests that it does, on average, but that it may not have any impact in countries where women are worst-off, and in the worst cases media freedom may even worsen matters. In highly unequal societies, increasing educational attainment overall, along with other strategies to promote development and economic growth seem to matter more.
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Thanks for sharing
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Our paper suggests that the access dimension may matter more for developing (non-OECD) countries, whereas to the extent that equity does boost growth for already developed (OECD) countries, it does so through participation (and not access).
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The impact is absolutely positive since it will simply add more skilled people to the work force. In addition the more equity the more participation in the economy the more the growth. Most importantly the more access for women to education the greater the impact is on the upbringing of children. These children would have a more creative and critical mind; the snow ball effect is huge
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Since the Beijing platform for action in 1995, there has been an increase in gender awareness in almost all sectors of development, with the water sector not an exception. Yet, there is still gender discrimination in terms of water use, access and control, especially in the rural areas. There have been numerous studies into the factors leading to that, yet it is still prevailing. So the question is, is the problem from the lower levels or with the water management institutions who are the implementers of water policies and strategies as well as gender mainstreaming policy in water sector. Moreover, it is evident that, since 1995, most water institutions have not yet done a review of their water gender policy, AMCOW asserted. What are some of the components that needs to be in an effective gender mainstreaming policy or strategy?
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Am not a social scientist but had an enlightening talk with community members involved in water management in India. My take was that with most rural communities still biased towards a labor distribution with men concentrating on the infrastructural systems while women in the service systems implementation of gender parity in water management would not take forward steps even if the policy papers to that effect are prepared. according to me a first step towards such gender parity would be in the implementation of land policies that would give women a greater voice in management and control of land resources.
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If a training program is to be organized for women ULB officials, what should be put up as training components.
Following the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act in India, it has been made mandatory to reserve 33 % of ULB positions for women. In quantity the demand has been fulfilled, but there is certain lack of qualitative input by these women officials. Hence as part of Capacity Development Program for ULB, a training program is to be organized. Women in India have been holding a relegated position in society, not much aware of the development issue. Some require extensive awareness and training/capacity building programs. Are there any suggestions for a groundwork for such a program?
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1-planning and organizing to action for women's civic services
2- participation, team working and communications