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    Gender at Work at CSW

    By: Jenny Edwards

    Join Gender at Work on Thursday 17 March at 4.30 pm at the UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza to listen to key messages from their new book and individual stories of change. …

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    Connecting Perspectives on Women's Empowerment

    By: Jenny Edwards

    With the formulation of the first ever internationally agreed stand-alone goal on gender equality, debates around women’s empowerment are at a critical juncture. This IDS Bulletin makes a timely contribution to the understanding of how ideas around empowerment have evolved and how we can move forward to expand women’s opportunities and choices and realise women’s empowerment in a meaningful way. …

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    Transformative, Feminist Change Beyond Beijing

    By: Jenny Edwards and Amy Hall

    Two decades ago more than 17,000 advocates for women’s rights from around the world gathered in Beijing, China for the Fourth World Conference on Women. Alongside them over 30,000 women’s rights activists attended the parallel NGO Forum held in nearby Huairou. …

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    Congratulations to Professor Takyiwaa Manuh

    By: Jenny Edwards

    Pathways of Women's Empowerment warmly congratulate Professor Takyiwaa Manuh on her very well deserved award of an honorary doctorate in law at the University of Sussex summer graduation ceremony on 14 July. Takyiwaa has a long history of links to Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and from 2006 was the West Africa Hub Convenor for Pathways. She is now Director of the Social Development Policy Division at the UN Economic Commission for Africa.  …

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    How Feminist Activism can make States more Accountable for Women's Rights

    By: Andrea Cornwall

    In this contribution to UNRISD's thinkpiece series on 'Let's Talk about Women's Rights: 20 Years after the Beijing Platform for Action', Andrea Cornwall and Jenny Edwards draw on findings from the Pathways programme to highlight the importance of women's organising in holding states to account:  …

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    Make it Happen: International Women's Day 2015

    By: Jenny Edwards

    The theme for International Women’s Day 2015 is ‘making it happen’. Over five years of research, Pathways of Women's Empowerment has uncovered a multitude of stories from women who have made it happen, through women's empowerment. Our exciting new learning platform transforms Pathways research into resources which can be used for teaching from secondary school to university levels as well as in workshop and training situations. …

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    Call for Papers: Special Issue of the IDS Bulletin on Beijing Plus 20

    By: Andrea Cornwall

    To mark the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action and in association with UN Women, the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment programme are planning a special issue of the IDS Bulletin. Drawing together leading international feminist scholars, advocates and practitioners, the special issue aims to reflect on progress since Beijing and create a space for reflections from people of all genders from different generations on their ideas of possible feminist futures. …

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    Beyond 2015: Pathways to a Gender Just World Report

    By: Jenny Edwards

    The Beyond 2015: Pathways to a Gender Just World conference held from 29-30 May 2014 celebrated and interrogated learning from the Pathways of Women's Empowerment programme. The meeting provided an opportunity for a group of feminist scholars, activists, and media and communication professionals to look at the trajectory the programme had taken from its initiation in 2005, to look at how research from the programme could influence the post-2015 agenda and to strategise on future directions for work on women's empowerment. …

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    Challenging Patriarchy: Unsettling Men and Masculinities

    By: Andrea Cornwall

    This virtual IDS Bulletin on Challenging Patriarchy is presented in time for the Second Global Symposium on ‘Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Justice’, in Delhi November 2014, in order to contribute to ongoing political conversations, by highlighting significant articles from IDS Bulletins since the turn of the millennium. Much has happened since 2000, when Cornwall and White presented a first IDS Bulletin on Men, Masculinities and Development (2000), exploring how masculinities had been finding its way onto the lexicon and agendas of Gender and Development (GAD).  The queering of gender and its unsettling implications for our understandings of sexualities, pleasure and also masculinities in GAD, was forcefully presented in Cornwall and Jolly’s IDS Bulletin arguing that Sexuality Matters (2006).  More recently, a bulletin presented by Edström, Das and Dolan aimed at Undressing Patriarchy (2014) and connected perspectives from feminist, sexual rights and masculinities fields to explore the topic in a direction of intersectionality and deeper structures of constraint to gender equality. …

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    Pathways News - October 2014

    By: Jenny Edwards

    This month's update focuses on the Pathways theme ofBuilding Constituencies for Equality and Justice. …

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    Feminist Bureaucrats: Contradiction, Co-optation or Political Strategy?

    By: Rosalind Eyben

    Events are scheduled to take place in the Washington DC and New York next week to launch the book 'Feminists in Development Organizations: Change from the Margins', edited by Rosalind Eyben and Laura Turquet.  …

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    Women's Empowerment: What Works and Why?

    By: Andrea Cornwall

    A new working paper by Andrea Cornwall for UNU-WIDER revisits foundational feminist work on the concept of empowerment from the 1980s and 1990s. The paper draws on  findings from the Pathways programme to explore experiences of positive change in women’s lives, in diverse contexts, and to draw together some lessons for policy and practice. …

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    Images of Caring Men

    By: Sohela Nazneen

    The Center for Gender and Social Transformation (CGST) based at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University is organising a photo exhibition at the Dhaka Art Center in Dhanmandi from 23-28 August 2014 as part of their work on unpaid care. Organised in partnership with Actionaid Bangladesh and the Dhaka Art Center, entitled 'Bhinno Rupe Purush' (Images of Caring Men), the photo exhibition is the first of its kind in Bangladesh.  …

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    Reflections on Feminist Methodology

    By: Sohela Nazneen

    A collection of articles reflecting on Pathways' experience of conducting specific research on women's empowerment in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Brazil, and Palestine has been published in the Women's Studies International Forum. …

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    Motorways to Nowhere

    By: Jenny Edwards

    One of the key findings from the Pathways of Women's Empowerment programme is that context matters and that empowerment is a process - not a destination or something that can be bestowed on others. It is a constant negotiation involving achievements and setbacks. …