L13 - Women_and_Development - Main Title Women and...

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Unformatted text preview: Main Title Women and Development Geography of Developing Countries Jos D. De Len, PhD Student Instructor Subtitle Women and Development in the 3 rd World Main points: A difficult road Origins of focus Double burden Household production Household reproduction Women as agents of change Relieving the Double Burden A Difficult Road Cultural norms Structural and physical violence Organized resistance Organized resistance Participation in their emancipation Vignettes of women in developing countries Development It seems that: Although women live longer than men, womens lives not lived in great wellness and comfort Women suffer more morbidity than men. Why is it Difficult for Women to Protect Themselves? Inequalities Social, cultural norms Violence Stigma Denial GENDER-RELATED DEVELOPMENT INDEX-2004 Index (value) 0.28 - 0.42 0.42 - 0.63 Gender Inequality and Hunger Vulne Index (value) 0.28 - 0.42 0.42 - 0.63 0.63 - 0.82 0.82 - 0.89 0.89 - 0.96 Source: UNDP 2004 0.42 - 0.63 0.63 - 0.82 0.82 - 0.89 0.89 - 0.96 R 2 = 0.722 10 20 30 40 50 60 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1 Gender Development In Sex and Gender Interchangeably used, but not the same thing Imprinting and hormonal factors determine the developmental sequence and characteristics of biological systems, or sex, of the individual. Gender is the result of implanting an individual into a culture or society, which assigns them relative value and gives them specific roles to play by virtue of their biological sex. Origins of focus on women Feminism: 1970s women s movement First-wave: pre-1970s: focused mainly on overturning legal obstacles to equality (i.e. voting rights, property rights) Second-wave: addressed a wide range of issues such as unofficial inequalities, official legal inequalities, sexuality, unofficial inequalities, official legal inequalities, sexuality, family, the workplace, educational and professional equality, and, perhaps most controversially, reproductive rights....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course GEOG 101 taught by Professor Alejandro during the Spring '11 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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