Women, Gender and Development in the Caribbean

Women, Gender and Development in the Caribbean

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Extrait de la couverture :qThe 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.q... the range of skills; they trained women in non-traditional skills and exposed them to training in small business management. ... the Electrical Association of Women (EAW), has been training women to care for and repair electrical appliances.


Title:Women, Gender and Development in the Caribbean
Author: Pat Ellis
Publisher:Zed Books - 2003-06-28
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