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”You have to be the change that you want to see” - En etnografisk studie om fem Delhibaserade NGO:er med kvinnor som målgrupp

Karlsson, Maja LU (2016) GNVM03 20161
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This study explores five Delhi-based NGOs with women as their target group and the national and international streams that affect the sector. The method used is ethnographic with interviews, observations and printed material representing the empirical material. The analysis is based on following three themes; ‘the exposition of the target group’, ‘the goal empowerment’ and ‘credibility’. The themes are analyzed closely to the informants’ statements as well as in relation to the national and international aspects that forms the sector.
I conclude that the NGOs have different ways of understanding the intersection between the target group’s gender and socio-economic vulnerability and that the NGOs’ views of the target groups have... (More)
This study explores five Delhi-based NGOs with women as their target group and the national and international streams that affect the sector. The method used is ethnographic with interviews, observations and printed material representing the empirical material. The analysis is based on following three themes; ‘the exposition of the target group’, ‘the goal empowerment’ and ‘credibility’. The themes are analyzed closely to the informants’ statements as well as in relation to the national and international aspects that forms the sector.
I conclude that the NGOs have different ways of understanding the intersection between the target group’s gender and socio-economic vulnerability and that the NGOs’ views of the target groups have similarities with stereotypes of Indian women in such positions. Regarding the goals I conclude that the organizations understand empowerment as an improvement of the target group’s current situation, not as a completely different one. Empowerment is either understood as something that can be reached by improving the target group's financial situation or seen as a broader process. Regarding credibility I conclude that it’s closely connected to volunteering and economy. Credibility is therefore used as a wherewithal to get access to resources that make the work possible. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Maja LU
supervisor
organization
course
GNVM03 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Non-governmental organization, Indian NGO-sector, Women as target group, Empowerment, Credibility, Non-governmental organisation, Indiska NGO-sektorn, Kvinnor som målgrupp, Trovärdighet
language
Swedish
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8889672
date added to LUP
2016-09-12 16:09:30
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2016-09-12 16:09:30
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  abstract     = {This study explores five Delhi-based NGOs with women as their target group and the national and international streams that affect the sector. The method used is ethnographic with interviews, observations and printed material representing the empirical material. The analysis is based on following three themes; ‘the exposition of the target group’, ‘the goal empowerment’ and ‘credibility’. The themes are analyzed closely to the informants’ statements as well as in relation to the national and international aspects that forms the sector. 
I conclude that the NGOs have different ways of understanding the intersection between the target group’s gender and socio-economic vulnerability and that the NGOs’ views of the target groups have similarities with stereotypes of Indian women in such positions. Regarding the goals I conclude that the organizations understand empowerment as an improvement of the target group’s current situation, not as a completely different one. Empowerment is either understood as something that can be reached by improving the target group's financial situation or seen as a broader process. Regarding credibility I conclude that it’s closely connected to volunteering and economy. Credibility is therefore used as a wherewithal to get access to resources that make the work possible.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Maja},
  keyword      = {Non-governmental organization,Indian NGO-sector,Women as target group,Empowerment,Credibility,Non-governmental organisation,Indiska NGO-sektorn,Kvinnor som målgrupp,Trovärdighet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”You have to be the change that you want to see” - En etnografisk studie om fem Delhibaserade NGO:er med kvinnor som målgrupp},
  year         = {2016},
}