Empowering women and families through literacy in Nepal
- Questioning the ABCs of Women's Literacy. Robinson-Pant, Anna // UNESCO Courier;Oct99, Vol. 52 Issue 10, p14
Presents a research on the links between literacy and development among Nepalese women. Impression on the women attending literacy classes; Tension between what the women wanted and the program's contents; Lessons in two separate literacy courses in Nepal; What the women gained from attending...
- Low female literacy: factors and strategies. Vasudeva Rao, B. S.; Gupta, P. Viswanadha // Australian Journal of Adult Learning;Apr2006, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p84
Literacy is a process which dispels and promotes rational thinking and moulds human beings into becoming responsible citizens. The absence of literacy directly and indirectly retards the development of individuals, society, community and the country. For the success of any program, people should...
- The Relationship between a Literacy Program and Women's Lives in a Rural Context: An Ethnographic Study from Pakistan. Afzal, Tabassum // International Journal of Learning;2009, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p247
The research paper takes a critical and reflexive stance in explaining and analyzing the relationship between women's everyday lives and a literacy program in a rural context. The paper is based on the findings of a year-long ethnographic study conducted in Pakistan. The research was carried out...
- Literacy Groups in Ghana: Liberation with Limitation. Windborne, Janice // Women's Studies Quarterly;Spring/Summer2004, Vol. 32 Issue 1/2, p59
Reveals the difficulties of government-sponsored literacy programs for women in Ghana. Failure to address the everyday work and family realities of women's lives; Women's realization of immediate benefits from their community involvement; Sanitation, child care and other practical information.
- Designing Women: Gender and Power in Welfare-to-Work Educational Programs. Sandlin, Jennifer A. // Women's Studies Quarterly;Spring/Summer2004, Vol. 32 Issue 1/2, p147
Examines how policies that tie literacy to job preparation or work adversely affect women's lives. Reinforcement of traditional gender roles; Welfare reform; Gender expectations related to family sustenance.
- "But I Have a Bigger Future Than I Thought": The Failure and Success of the Student Parent MFIP Program. Blum, Melissa // Women's Studies Quarterly;Spring/Summer2004, Vol. 32 Issue 1/2, p163
Describes the overall structures relative to literacy education and welfare. Effect of changes in state welfare law on a group of college student parents; Production of a documentary to document their plight; Strategies for taking research to activism.
- Who needs literacy programs for women in rural Nepal? Hertzog, Esther // HAGAR: Studies in Culture, Polity & Identities;2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p43
The paper focuses on a development project in rural Nepal aimed at women's empowerment. It argues that this project, like numerous others aimed at women's empowerment, serves the developing organizations and experts rather than the women who are the subjects of such projects. The ethnography was...
- YOUNG AUSTRALIAN WOMEN: CIRCUMSTANCES AND ASPIRATIONS. Harris, Anita // Youth Studies Australia;Dec2002, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p32
Provides an overview of research on circumstance and aspirations of Australian young women. Information on female labor force in Australia; Violence and harassment issues involving women; Health status of Australian women.
- Gender, Justice and Poverty in Rural Rajasthan---Moving beyond the Silence. Grey, Mary // Feminist Theology: The Journal of the Britain & Ireland School o;Sep2000, Issue 25, p33
Analyzes the situation of women in the Rajasthan desert in north-west India. History of the non-governmental organization `Wells for India' ; Discussion on the gender analysis of Indian women; Key elements of women's spirituality.