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- Mainstreaming gender in the police: the Maharashtra experience
This paper offers an insight into the creative ways in which a major social institution in one of the most progressive States in India has attempted to take gender issues on board. The Maharashtra Police Force has taken a major step towards empowering wom ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59
- Whose lives are worth more? Politicising research safety in developing countries
This article develops the ‘safety–emotion–power’ nexus and highlights the role of emotion in research by politicising the unequal power relationships between researchers and NGO staff members in defining danger and negotiating sa ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-07 18:12
- Human rights and religious backlash : the experience of a Bangladeshi NGO
As part of a human rights education campaign, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) fixed 700,000 posters throughout Bangladesh. This met with opposition from religious organisations. This paper investigates the nature and cause of the backlas ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Addressing challenges of social assistance schemes: rights-based approach in Orissa, India
The present article documents the programme strategy that has been used to address the challenges of social assistance schemes in Orissa, India. Key aspects of the strategy are: community mobilisation; use of mobile technology, web and media for communi ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-05-14 17:02
- Reflections on innovation, assessment, and social change: a SPARC case study
This article challenges the terms on which donor agencies evaluate development success, drawing on a particular case to make its point. It describes the resettlement of 60,000 people squatting along the railway tracks in Mumbai, a process planned and ca ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:45
- Taking the power out of empowerment - an experiential account
This article traces the centuries-long evolution of the concept and practice of empowerment, its adoption by radical social movements, especially women’s movements from the 1970s onwards, and its conversion, by the late 1990s, into a buzzword. Situating t ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Educating the (neo-liberal) citizen: reflections from India
Citizenship has gained considerable popular currency in development and is increasingly being used to represent its objectives and outcomes. The popular conceptualisations of citizenship have not remained unaffected by neo-liberalism, which has establis ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-05-15 10:13
- Dimensions, manifestations, and perceptions of gender equity: the experiences of Gram Vikas
Concerns about gender equity have been at the fore of discussions and analysis of NGO interventions and action since the 1970s. Gender equity, defined as equal rights to access, opportunity, and participation for men and women, has always been a distinc ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:51
- Land acquisition, employment loss, and women's participation in income generation in the coastal belt of South Gujarat
This article analyses the industrialisation process in Hazira, situated on the coastal belt of South Gujarat in India. The author sets out to gauge the impact of industrial development on land distribution, on the employment opportunities of local people, ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:09
- Devastation by leather tanneries in Tamil Nadu
In the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadir, southern India, the number of leather tanneries is increasing. Effluent from existing tanneries has polluted water supplies used for agriculture and drinking, contributing to drought, crop failure, and illness and ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53