Women and Empowerment

Illustrations from the Third World

  • Haleh Afshar

Part of the Women’s Studies at York book series (WSYS)

About this book


The authors in this volume address the questions 'What is empowerment?' Is it power over resources? Is it the ability to create 'effective demand'? Is it about the ability to make choices? Is it about access to resources and how they are controlled, politically, economically, by NGOs, by political parties, by the state? Do political parties facilitate or do they channel energies away from empowerment? They evaluate how in different circumstances different political agents have been seen as provider of resources.


Chile conflict democracy gender migration Third World violence women

Editors and affiliations

  • Haleh Afshar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of YorkUK

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