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Development Crises and Alternative Visions: Third World Women's Perspectives by Gita Sen

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More than half of the world's farmers are women. They are the majority of the poor, the uneducated and are the first to suffer from drought and famine. Yet their subordination is reinforced by well-meaning development policies that perpetuate social inequalities. During the 1975-85 United Nations Decade for the Advancement of Women their position actually worsened.

This book analyses three decades of policies towards Third World women. Focusing on global economic and political crises - debt, famine, militarization, fundamentalism - the authors show how women's moves to organize effective strategies for basic survival are central to an understanding of the development process.



About the Author
Gita Sen and Caren Grown represent DAWN, a network of activists and researchers, largely in the Third World, committed to developing new strategies to attain social and economic justice, peace and development, free of all oppression by gender, class, race and nation.


Book Information
ISBN 9781853830006
Author Gita Sen
Format Paperback
Page Count 124
Imprint Earthscan Ltd
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Weight(grams) 113g

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