The Effectiveness Of The Women In Development Case Study

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Maryam Sanah Mustun
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AP SOSC 1430 Tutorial 1
Miguel Gonzalez
Tuesday November 10th 2015
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The Effectiveness of the Women in Development Approach
When we talk about progress in development, we focus on how well the society as a whole adapts and contributes to changes on the social, economic, and political level. We often neglect how certain changes affect particular groups in the society, like women. The natural care-givers and fierce leaders have been continually, traditionally oppressed throughout history and are still on going in present day. More than 85 million school aged girls around the world are deprived of an education and about 64% of illiterate adults are women (Maritinez, 87). The majority of them suffer
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Because the jobs demanded so much out of the workers, children often died much earlier than the age they were expected to work. Moreover, workers, both men and women, were almost always ill and weak and women were always absent at their homes. All of this resulted in a family breakdown, which alarmed the ruling class that owns these factories as they depend on families to produce workers. Because of this, the ruling class reformed regulations to allow women and children to return home earlier. (Richards et al.) This is to prove that the women need to be at home is very crucial for the survival of the society. It also shows that regulations can be reformed and used to protect and empower the women, as their responsibility to nurture their family is equally important as to a man that’s providing for the family. Therefore, a woman should not be burdened with more responsibilities towards companies than towards their own …show more content…
Thus, this gives births to different injustices such as sexual division of labor (96). Since women are seen as lower than men, they are mostly given domestic jobs/ simple tasks and paid much lower than them. Due to the social construction, it has allowed men to normalize the dominance they exercise over women since they are seen as incompetent and weak. Also, race and class play an important role in determining who is superior in the society. Men, who belong to middle or upper class, have the power to hire women and to use them to run their companies. They pick particularly poor and unskilled women so that they can easily exploit them and pay little for their labor (98). For such cultural/inequalities, WID does not provide solutions to remove them. However, GAD suggests making organizations for women that can help them to be more visible in the political sphere in economic systems and getting the state to be more involved in their emancipation (Richard et

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