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Author Sri Wiyanti Eddyono, author.

Title Women's empowerment in Indonesia : a poor community in Jakarta / Sri Wiyanti Eddyono
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series ASAA women in Asia series
ASAA women in Asia series.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Contents; Maps, tables, photos and figure; Abstract; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Glossary; Series Editor's Foreword; Foreword: eviction as a persistent threat for women in Kampung Rawa and informal settlements elsewhere in Jakarta; 1 Introduction; 2 Revisit the theory of women's empowerment; 3 Women and everyday life in Kampung Rawa informal settlement, West Jakarta; 4 Women's agency and their perceptions of the threat of eviction; 5 Government contributions to women's empowerment and disempowerment
6 The role of NGOs in women's empowerment7 The significance of leadership in women's efforts to combat eviction; 8 Concluding remark: women's empowerment and disempowerment in Kampung Rawa; Bibliography; Index
Summary The idea that development projects in poor countries are most effective when they harness the agency of women is a well known theme. Most studies of women's agency in such projects, however, focus on the role of non-governmental organizations in facilitating women's agency. This book, on the other hand, based on extensive original research, explores how women can effectively mobilize themselves on their own initiative. The book considers poor people in informal settlements in Jakarta, where government schemes for modernizing the city have often led to forced evictions. The book examines different groups of women, analyzes how they have challenged oppressive authority - their husbands, community leaders and local governments - and provides detailed insights into women's attitudes and what has motivated them. Overall, the book provides a rich picture of women's empowerment and disempowerment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Sri Wiyanti Eddyono is a lecturer and the Director of the Law, Gender and Society Research Centre, Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She is a Collaborating Researcher for Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre, Monash University. She completed her doctorate at Monash University, Australia
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 24, 2018)
Subject Women -- Indonesia -- Jakarta -- Social conditions
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Women -- Social conditions.
Indonesia -- Jakarta.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315121808