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Veranstaltungen von Dr. Daniel Henao-Zapata


Empowerment Towards Gender Equality and Economic Development (FSL) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Daniel Henao-Zapata

Einzeltermin | Fr, 03.07.2020, 14:15 - Fr, 03.07.2020, 19:45 | C 40.146 | digitale Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Sa, 04.07.2020, 09:30 - Sa, 04.07.2020, 19:45 | C 40.146 | digitale Veranstaltung
Einzeltermin | Sa, 11.07.2020, 10:00 - Sa, 11.07.2020, 19:45 | C 40.501 | digitale Veranstaltung

Inhalt: Women’s empowerment is becoming the centerpiece of interventions in developing countries. The World Bank and the United Nations have pointed women’s empowerment as one of the key elements for poverty reduction and as a primary development assistance goal (Clark, 2015; Anju Malhotra & Schuler, 2005). This is because empowerment is assumed to promote growth and prosperity in developing countries (e.g., Christens & Perkins, 2008; Datta & Gailey, 2012; Perkins & Zimmerman, 1995). Women are disproportionally affected by poverty, discrimination and exploitation (United Nations, 2018). They usually have low education and welfare, and are entitled with an unequal position (e.g., unbalanced bulk of household work), that limit their economic opportunities. Investing in women’s empowerment constitutes a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth (Ahmad & Muhammad Arif, 2015; Bandiera et al., 2013; Banerjee, Karlan, & Zinman, 2015; Buvinic & O’Donnell, 2016; United Nations, 2018). A recent report shows that in a scenario in which women play an identical role in labor markets to that of men, as much as 28 trillion (or 26 percent) could be added to global GDP by 2025 (Woetzel, 2015). The seminar focuses on developmental strategies promoting women’s empowerment from different perspectives such as the economic, political, cultural, sociological and psychological perspectives. Special attention is given to strategies and interventions covering the Global Goals for Sustainable Development of (1) "No poverty", (2) "Quality education", (3) "Gender equality", (4) " Decent work and economic growth", and (5) "Reduced inequalities". The content of the seminar specifically deals with the introduction to (1) the concept of women’s empowerment; (2) critical analysis and literature review of current practices promoting women’s empowerment in the context of international development; (3) Measurement of empowerment: "how to assert effect and show direct impact"; and (4) development of crossdisciplinary interventions to promote women’s empowerment and economic growth.