‘Emissaries of Empowerment’ – paper

by Kate Cronin-Furman, Nimmi Gowrinathan , & Rafia Zakaria

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, The City College of New York

What’s the problem with chickens and sewing machines?
We argue that they are hallmarks of an approach that fails to grapple with non-
Western women as full subjects and instead collapses their identity to the
circumstances of their victimhood. Empowerment programming is explicitly

depoliticizing, obscuring women’s relationships to power and the state.

 

A must-read article on how the idea of ’empowering’ women from the Global South has become precisely not about that … Read the article here

 

 

 

Author: SRI4Women

Producing and sharing communications material to inform on the benefits of SRI for women rice growers

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