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Women's empowerment in Indonesia, a poor community in Jakarta, Sri Wiyanti Eddyono

The idea that development projects in poor countries are most effective when they harness the agency of women is a well known theme. Most studies of women's agency in such projects, however, focus on the role of non-governmental organizations in facilitating women's agency. This book, on the other hand, based on extensive original research, explores how women can effectively mobilize themselves on their own initiative. The book considers poor people in informal settlements in Jakarta, where government schemes for modernizing the city have often led to forced evictions. The book examines different groups of women, analyzes how they have challenged oppressive authority - their husbands, community leaders and local governments - and provides detailed insights into women's attitudes and what has motivated them. Overall, the book provides a rich picture of women's empowerment and disempowerment
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Contents; Maps, tables, photos and figure; Abstract; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Glossary; Series Editor's Foreword; Foreword: eviction as a persistent threat for women in Kampung Rawa and informal settlements elsewhere in Jakarta; 1 Introduction; 2 Revisit the theory of women's empowerment; 3 Women and everyday life in Kampung Rawa informal settlement, West Jakarta; 4 Women's agency and their perceptions of the threat of eviction; 5 Government contributions to women's empowerment and disempowerment
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (203 pages).
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