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Gender & North/South Divide
whose normative engagement with other women across North/South divides is itself embedded in the inequalities and power relations they seek to address
women from the global north whose work is to support women in the global south displaced by war have benefited in their careers from the global dominance of English, which is rooted in the same colonialism that also lies at the source of much ethnic conflict.
women in the global North who want to "do good" by supporting women in or from the global South
by engaging in international work for instance in the field of development, conflict, and governance or by working in national and local projects in European states targeting female migrants.
interested in hearing the perspectives and approaches of other women who occupied privilege locations, who were positioned on the "helping" side and negotiated North-South relationships, in a field that has a tradition of struggle, but also of reflection: women's and gender politics
Three key components:
subjectivities and reflections
focuses on the reflections of women supporting women along a North-South axis is situated within a genre of critical development literature, which addresses the subjectivities, experiences, and identity constructions of NGO and development workers
feminism and gender
focusing on the women who specifically work on women and gender issues within their organizations and adds an additional layer to the studies among the aforementioned works, which have highlighted the experiences of female development workers offered reflections on gender dynamics at work.
organizations and locations
women's engagement across North-South divides and describes some of the organizations that the women interviewed worked for, reflective of ways in which women have organized themselves to make their voices heard and work toward achieving justice and equality
Use of women
Victims of male violence
women's sexuality is controlled as is her reproductive potential. defining women as archetypal victims freezes them into the powerless group and men as the powerful group.
dependency relationships, based upon sex, race and class are being perpetrated through social, economic, and educational institutions. third world women constitutes an identifiable group based on the shared dependencies
women are assumed to be sexual political subjects prior to entry into kinship structures. The traditional marriage contract privileges an initiated girl over an uninitiated one, indicating a shift in female power relations as a result of the ceremony
women and familial systems
the specifically political nature of kinship structures which must be analyzed as ideological practices which designate men and women as father, husband, wife, mother, sister. What structures women as an oppressed group in society
women and religious ideologies
the use of women as a category analysis which suscribe to a certain economic reductionism in describing the relationship between the economy and factors such as politics and ideology.
women are seen as being affected positively and negatively by economic development policies
western feminist writings on women in third world suscribe to a variety of methodologies to demonstrate the universal cross-cultural operation of male dominance and female exploitation