Introduction

  • Geertje Lycklama à Nijeholt
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Abstract

This book is written from a post-UN Decade for Women perspective. While looking back at the Decade (1976–85) it links past questions with new ones emerging in the context of an increasingly global women’s movement. These questions concern the survival of the poor in fast-growing urban centres, religious fundamentalism and its consequences for women, women-specific health questions, in particular new reproductive technologies and women’s role as consumers. The last three issues in particular received scant attention at the beginning of the Decade, but promise to be of great importance to the women’s movement in the years to come. The analysis focuses on how women are dealing with such questions vis-à-vis government policies and state intervention in a specific context. Particular attention is paid to the way women are perceived in these policies, how women are organizing themselves to realize change, what lessons can be learned and what suggestions for alternative strategies emerge.

Keywords

Income Nash Egypt Blindness Sudan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geertje Lycklama à Nijeholt
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  1. 1.Institute of Social StudiesThe HagueNetherlands

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