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Women in the Context of International Development and Co-operation

Review and Perspectives- Selected Papers and Abstracts presented at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen 26-28 October 2000


Ingrid Ute Leonhäuser

The «Developing Country Prize» and the prize «Law and Development» of the Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen, provoke academic contributions to the improvement of the living conditions in developing countries. This book is written to document the results of the interdisciplinary symposium «Women in the context of international development and co-operation – review and perspectives». Its content is based on the awarded research projects on this topic and synthesizes the broad knowledge and experience of German political foundations, and also national institutions of Development Co-operation in the field focusing on the role of women as key actors of development and co-operation in poor countries. The intention of this book is to present the state of the art and to have the challenge for all relevant institutions and organisations to provide more gender-balanced policy, technical advice to address sustainable and development needs for men and women.
Contents: Angelika Hartmann: Opening remarks – Ingrid-Ute Leonhäuser: Eulogy to the prize winner Dr. Emma Zapata Martelo – Emma Zapata Martelo: Organized Women: Their Voices and Spaces – Ulrike Rötten: Impact of labour-intensive public works on nutrition security – Katinka Weinberger: Women’s participation: Is it the same thing under a different setting? – Judith Bernhard: Meat and fish consumption in Burkina Faso with special regard to gender – Astrid Ritter-Weil: The role of women in development politics: Views and experiences of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung – Monika Baumhauer: The role of women in development politics: views and experiences of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Gabriele Reitmeier/Almut Thébaud: Women’s interests in development policy: views and experiences of the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung – Annekathrin Linck: Empowerment of women in political decision making processes. Local and global strategies of women in political agenda setting, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung – Bianca Schimmel: Women’s projects in development co-operation: issues and examples from the perspective of technical co-operation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit – Arlina Tarigan Sibero: Helping People to help themselves, experiences of the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau – Annette Benad: Women and gender in development projects: experiences of the Deutsche Welthungerhilfe – Brun-Otto Bryde: Eulogy to the prize winners – Michaela Wittinger: Women and human rights in developing countries: The rights of women in the African charter on human and peoples’ rights and in the American convention on human rights – Christiane Simmler: The uti possidetis principle - on boundary definition between newly independent states.