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Women empowerment to improve health - a question of status and knowledge

Aronsson, Jennie and Persson, Elin (2004)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world with a high poverty rate. It is a man's country and the women are highly disadvantaged in all areas. It is concluded that gender discrimination has a negative impact on women’s reproductive and mental health. In Bangladesh the work of non governmental organisations has improved women's access to social organisations and networks. “Health Eduacion and Economic Development” is a non governmental organisation that, among other things, works for women empowerment through different projects including Mother Clubs. Here women get together to save money and discuss different topics concerning health and social awareness. Through twelve interviews with women from a slum area in Dhaka,... (More)
Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world with a high poverty rate. It is a man's country and the women are highly disadvantaged in all areas. It is concluded that gender discrimination has a negative impact on women’s reproductive and mental health. In Bangladesh the work of non governmental organisations has improved women's access to social organisations and networks. “Health Eduacion and Economic Development” is a non governmental organisation that, among other things, works for women empowerment through different projects including Mother Clubs. Here women get together to save money and discuss different topics concerning health and social awareness. Through twelve interviews with women from a slum area in Dhaka, this study's aim was to see if the women were helped by the Mother Club; if so, in what way they were helped; if they had any suggestions on how the Mother Club could improve; and if they had any comments about the Mother Club.The study reveals that the women were helped by the Mother Clubs in two different ways: by achieving higher status and new knowledge. They also had various suggestions and comments about their Mother Clubs. (Less)
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author
Aronsson, Jennie and Persson, Elin
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alternative title
A minor field study with a group of women in Bangladesh
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Bangladesh, health, knowledge, NGO, status, women empowerment
language
English
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2528460
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2012-05-04 14:25:33
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  abstract     = {Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world with a high poverty rate. It is a man's country and the women are highly disadvantaged in all areas. It is concluded that gender discrimination has a negative impact on women’s reproductive and mental health. In Bangladesh the work of non governmental organisations has improved women's access to social organisations and networks. “Health Eduacion and Economic Development” is a non governmental organisation that, among other things, works for women empowerment through different projects including Mother Clubs. Here women get together to save money and discuss different topics concerning health and social awareness. Through twelve interviews with women from a slum area in Dhaka, this study's aim was to see if the women were helped by the Mother Club; if so, in what way they were helped; if they had any suggestions on how the Mother Club could improve; and if they had any comments about the Mother Club.The study reveals that the women were helped by the Mother Clubs in two different ways: by achieving higher status and new knowledge. They also had various suggestions and comments about their Mother Clubs.},
  author       = {Aronsson, Jennie and Persson, Elin},
  keyword      = {Bangladesh, health, knowledge, NGO, status, women empowerment},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Women empowerment to improve health - a question of status and knowledge},
  year         = {2004},
}