Women, Gender and Development in the Caribbean: Reflections and Projections

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Zed Books, Jun 28, 2003 - Business & Economics - 181 pages
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Extrait de la couverture :"The Caribbean has undergone profound changes over the past generation, not least in the social position of women. This new volume ... looks back over what has been achieved in the past 20 years, and foward to the issues and challenges still facing Caribbean men and women as their mutual relations continue to evolve in the context of changing development policies, the increasing incidence of poverty, and a population deeply affected by migration and ageing. [The author] ... provides a wealth of information on the changing position of women in the region. She identifies Caribbean women's concerns, problems, and needs. She documents the shift to a new stress on gender equity and gender equality. More recent awareness of specific problems faced by Caribbean men also discussed. And thoughout she describes concrete advocacy, research, education and training, as well as legal reform programmes set up in order to transform gender relations. The result is an agenda-setting volume which will be invaluable for gender programmes and policymaking in the coming years."
 

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Contents

The economies
5
Education
11
Women at Home and at Work
17
Employment
23
Manufacturing and industry
31
The public and private sectors
40
Womens Organizations and the Caribbean
71
The growth of feminism
86
Research
99
Projects
113
Violence against women
126
Support mechanisms
139
Bibliography
169
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Dr Pat Ellis, a Barbadian, is a consultant in development, community development and gender issues. A committed feminist and trainer, she has long been in the forefront of research, education and policy advice in relation to women, and more recently has researched the problems faced by Caribbean men and issues of gender equity and gender equality. From 1986 to 1996 she was Programme Consultant for the Women and Development Unit (WAND) at the University of the West Indies. She runs an annual colloquium on particular Caribbean themes -- topics so far have included The Challenge of Ageing; Organizational Change; and Lonely at the Top (the latter directly specifically at top Caribbean women executives in the public and private sectors).In addition to numerous reports and policy documents, she has written a set of How To Do It booklets on effective community development. Her books include Women of the Caribbean (Zed Books, 1986)

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