During the year the Pathways team have been involved in the publication of three journal special issues. The first, published in March 2010, on Negotiating Empowerment within the IDS Bulletin, draws out some of the dilemmas around women's empowerment: choices, negotiations, narratives and contexts of women's lived experience.
The second, on Gender and Empowerment within the Development Journal features research on women's empowerment from a highly critical angle as a key entry point in the process of rethinking of human development. Finally, Quotas: Add Women and Stir?, again within the IDS Bulletin, focuses on issues around women's access to political power.
Introduction: Negotiating Empowerment Andrea Cornwall and Jenny Edwards
TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION?
Legal Reform, Women's Empowerment and Social Change: The Case of Egypt
Quotas: A Pathway of Political Empowerment? Ana Alice Alcântara Costa
Education: Pathway to Empowerment for Ghanaian Women? Akosua K. Darkwah
Women's Voices, Work and Bodily Integrity in Pre-Conflict, Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Processes in Sierra Leone Hussainatu J. Abdullah, Aisha F. Ibrahim and Jamesina King
No Path to Power: Civil Society, State Services, and the Poverty of City Women
MOBILISING FOR CHANGE: STRATEGIES AND TACTICS
Subversively Accommodating: Feminist Bureaucrats and Gender Mainstreaming
Crossroads of Empowerment: The Organisation of Women Domestic Workers in Brazil
Reciprocity, Distancing, and Opportunistic Overtures: Women's Organisations Negotiating Legitimacy and Space in Bangladesh Sohela Nazneen and Maheen Sultan
The Power of Relationships: Love and Solidarity in a Landless Women's Organisation in Rural Bangladesh Naila Kabeer and Lopita Huq
EMPOWERMENT'S HIDDEN PATHWAYS?
Family, Households and Women's Empowerment in Bahia, Brazil, Through the Generations: Continuities or Change? Cecilia M.B. Sardenberg
Negotiating Islam: Conservatism, Splintered Authority and Empowerment in Urban Bangladesh Samia Huq
Unmarried in Palestine: Embodiment and (dis)Empowerment in the Lives of Single Palestinian Women Penny Johnson
Women Watching Television: Surfing Between Fantasy and Reality Aanmona Priyadarshani and Samia Afroz Rahim
Gender and Empowerment
Articles by Pathways Researchers
Communicating Empowerment: Countering the Cardboard Woman, Tessa Lewin
Introduction: Women's Empowerment: Contentions and Contestations, Andrea Cornwall and Nana Akua Anyidoho
Women's Empowerment in Brazil: Tensions in Discourse and Practice, Cecilia Sardenberg
National Discourses on Women's Empowerment in Bangladesh: Enabling or Constraining Women's Choices?, Sohela Nazneen, Maheen Sultan and Naomi Hossain
The Meaning and Practice of Women's Empowerment in Post-conflict Sierra Leone, Hussainatu Abdullah and Aisha Fofana-Ibrahim
Discourses on Women's Empowerment in Ghana, Nana Akua Anyidoho and Takyiwaa Manuh
Revealed Cities: A Photovoice Project with Domestic Workers in Salvador, Brazil, Andrea Cornwall, Fernanda Capibaribe and Terezinha Goncalves
Quotas: Add Women Stir?
Introduction: Quotas - Add Women and Stir?, Mariz Tadros
Implementing Affirmative Action: Global Trends, Julie Ballington
The Limits of Women's Quotas in Brazil, Clara Araujo
A Silver Lining: Women in Reserved Seats in Local Government in Bangladesh, Sohela Nazneen and Sakiba Tasneem
Towards a Politics of Collective Empowerment: Learning from Hill Women in Rural Uttarakhand, India, Divya Sharma and Ratna Sudarshan
Women in Local Government: The Pakistan Experience, Saba Gul Khattak
The Will to Political Power: Rwandan Women in Leadership, Juliana Kantengwa
Palestinian Women Contesting Power in Chaos, Islah Jad