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This book illuminates the intersection of religion and gender within the development sector, exposing challenges in both policy and practice and suggesting implementable solutions.

Author: Nora Khalaf-Elledge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000454758

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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This book illuminates the intersection of religion and gender within the development sector, exposing challenges in both policy and practice and suggesting implementable solutions. This book argues that a better understanding of the religion–gender nexus is needed by development sector practitioners, especially at a time when religious arguments are being used around the world to justify gender inequality and violence against women. The book draws on extensive qualitative research with senior gender personnel, religion advisors, and implementation partners from across the largest bilateral development agencies. The nexus is considered from the grassroots level up to donor country politics and across key themes, such as gender-based violence, reproductive rights, unpaid care and domestic work, and women’s participation in leadership roles. The book concludes by offering implementable solutions for practitioners to address the religion-gender nexus in a more meaningful way. Bridging the gap between academic theory and day-to-day development practice, this book is an important reference for development practitioners, and for researchers from across development studies, gender studies, and religious studies.
2021-07-28 By Nora Khalaf-Elledge

Routledge Research in Religion and Development The Routledge Research in Religion and Development series focuses on ... Canada The Religion-Gender Nexus in Development Policy and Practice Considerations Nora Khalaf-Elledge Religion and ...

Author: Brenda Bartelink

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000653519

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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This book takes religion as an entry point for a deeper exploration into why practices of gender-based violence continue and what possible actions might help to contribute to their eradication. International donors are committed to reducing and ending gender-related harm, particularly violence against women, but clear answers as to why harmful practices persist are often slow to emerge. Theological research struggles to find strong links, yet religion is often referred to by local people as the reason for practices such as female cutting, male circumcision, early and forced marriage, nutritional taboos and birth practices, mandatory (un)veiling, harmful spiritual practices, polygamy, gender unequal marital and inheritance rights and so-called honour crimes. This book presents empirical cases of religious, non-religious and secular actors, including local and international governmental and non-governmental agencies in the fields of development, health and equality policies. Tracing their different understandings of how religion is entangled with gender-based violence both contextually as well as historically, the book sheds light on helpful and unhelpful as well as erroneous and harmful understandings of such practices in local and global perspectives. Centralising the perspectives of women themselves, this book will be an important read for development practitioners and policy makers, as well as for researchers across religious studies, gender studies, and global development.
2022-09-15 By Brenda Bartelink

With the exception of a rare volume that appeared in 1983 on the nexus gender, development and religion that made an attempt to explore how different religious traditions spoke about women,76 gender and development was equally ...

Author: Romina Istratii

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000195132

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This book provides a critical and decolonial analysis of gender and development theory and practice in religious societies through the presentation of a detailed ethnographic study of conjugal violence in Ethiopia. Responding to recent consensus that gender mainstreaming approaches have failed to produce their intended structural changes, Romina Istratii explains that gender and development analytical and theoretical frameworks are often constructed through western Euro-centric lenses ill-equipped to understand gender-related realities and human behaviour in non-western religious contexts and knowledge systems. Instead, Istratii argues for an approach to gender-sensitive research and practice which is embedded in insiders’ conceptual understandings as a basis to theorise about gender, assess the possible gendered underpinnings of local issues and design appropriate alleviation strategies. Drawing on a detailed study of conjugal abuse realities and attitudes in two villages and the city of Aksum in Northern Ethiopia, she demonstrates how religious knowledge can be engaged in the design and implementation of remedial interventions. This book carefully evidences the importance of integrating religious traditions and spirituality in current discussions of sustainable development in Africa, and speaks to researchers and practitioners of gender, religion and development in Africa, scholars of non-western Christianities and Ethiopian studies, and domestic violence researchers and practitioners.
2020-10-01 By Romina Istratii

Donors, faith-based organizations and international development', Third World Quarterly, 28(1): 77–96. ... Khalaf-Elledge, N. (2021) ReligionGender nexus in development policy and practice considerations, London and New York: ...

Author: Fiona Nunan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000581546

Category: Science

Page: 548

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The Routledge Handbook on Livelihoods in the Global South presents a unique, timely, comprehensive overview of livelihoods in low- and middle-income countries. Since their widespread adoption in the 1990s, livelihoods perspectives, frameworks and methods have influenced diverse areas of research, policy and practice. The concept of livelihoods reflects the complexity of strategies and practices used by individuals, households and communities to meet their needs and live their lives. The Handbook brings together insights and critical analysis from diverse approaches and experiences, learning from research and practice over the last 30 years. The Handbook comprises an introductory section on key concepts and frameworks, followed by five parts, on researching livelihoods, negotiating livelihoods, generating livelihoods, enabling livelihoods and contextualising livelihoods. The introduction provides readers with an appreciation of concepts researched and applied in the five parts, including chapters on vulnerability and resilience, social capital and networks, and institutions. Each part reflects the diversity of approaches taken to understanding livelihoods, whilst recognising commonalities, including the centrality of power in shaping, enabling and constraining livelihoods. The book also reflects diversity of context, including conflict, climate change and religion, as well as in generating livelihoods, through agriculture, small-scale mining and pastoralism. The aim of each chapter is to provide a critically informed introduction and overview of key concepts, issues and debates of relevance to the topic, with each chapter concluding with suggestions for further reading. It will be an essential resource to students, researchers and practitioners of international development and related fields. Researchers and practitioners will also benefit from the book's diverse disciplinary contributions and by the wide and contemporary coverage.
2022-05-05 By Fiona Nunan

At the same time, religion has at times also been used as a means of supporting arguments for gender or sexual ... will focus on a series of issues where the nexus between religion and gender or sexual rights has been most clear.

Author: Emma Tomalin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135045715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 458

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This Handbook provides a cutting-edge survey of the state of research on religions and global development. Part one highlights critical debates that have emerged within research on religions and development, particularly with respect to theoretical, conceptual and methodological considerations, from the perspective of development studies and its associated disciplines. Parts two to six look at different regional and national development contexts and the place of religion within these. These parts integrate and examine the critical debates raised in part one within empirical case studies from a range of religions and regions. Different religions are situated within actual locations and case studies thus allowing a detailed and contextual understanding of their relationships to development to emerge. Part seven examines the links between some important areas within development policy and practice where religion is now being considered, including: Faith-Based Organisations and Development Public Health, Religion and Development Human rights, Religion and Development Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Religion Global Institutions and Religious Engagement in Development Economic Development and Religion Religion, Development and Fragile States Development and Faith-Based Education Taking a global approach, the Handbook covers Africa, Latin America, South Asia, East and South-East Asia, and the Middle East. It is essential reading for students and researchers in development studies and religious studies, and is highly relevant to those working in area studies, as well as a range of disciplines, from theology, anthropology and economics to geography, international relations, politics and sociology.
2015-02-11 By Emma Tomalin

Moreover, religion can also play an important role in consoling women when they experience various forms of ... between religion, gender and the environment and some of the ways in which this nexus is relevant to development policy and ...

Author: Bernadette P. Resurreccion

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136565045

Category: Law

Page: 288

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This book is about the gender dimensions of natural resource exploitation and management, with a focus on Asia. It explores the uneasy negotiations between theory, policy and practice that are often evident within the realm of gender, environment and natural resource management, especially where gender is understood as a political, negotiated and contested element of social relationships. It offers a critical feminist perspective on gender relations and natural resource management in the context of contemporary policy concerns: decentralized governance, the elimination of poverty and the mainstreaming of gender. Through a combination of strong conceptual argument and empirical material from a variety of political economic and ecological contexts (including Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam), the book examines gender-environment linkages within shifting configurations of resource access and control. The book will serve as a core resource for students of gender studies and natural resource management, and as supplementary reading for a wide range of disciplines including geography, environmental studies, sociology and development. It also provides a stimulating collection of ideas for professionals looking to incorporate gender issues within their practice in sustainable development. Published with IDRC.

List ofcontributors 1 Understanding the nexus between religion and development Matthew Clarke PART I RELIGIOUS FAITH AND ... Pentecostal reformation Matthew Sharpe PART II DEVELOPMENT ISSUES/THEMES AND RELIGION 12 13 14 15 16 Gender, ...

Author: Matthew Clarke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857933577

Category: Religion

Page: 602

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With eighty percent of the world's population professing religious faith, religious belief is a common human characteristic. This fascinating and highly unique Handbook brings together state-of-the-art research on incorporating religion into development studies literature and research. The expert contributors illustrate that as religious identity is integral to a community's culture, exclusion of religious consideration will limit successful development interventions; it is therefore necessary to conflate religion and development to enhance efforts to improve the lives of the poor. Issues addressed include: key tenets, beliefs and histories of religions; religious response to development concerns (gender, environment, education, microfinance, humanitarian assistance); and the role of faith based organisations and missionaries in the wider development context. Practical case studies of countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific (including Australia) underpin the research, providing evidence that the intersection between religion and development is neither new nor static. By way of conclusion, suggestions are prescribed for extensive further research in order to advance understanding of this nascent field. This path-breaking Handbook will prove a thought-provoking and stimulating reference tool for academics, researchers and students in international development, international relations, comparative religion and theology.
2013-01-01 By Matthew Clarke

Second, this nexus is a mirror of a gendered religious and political discourse in contemporary Zambia. ... Model of Human Rights Realization, Female Empowerment, and Gender Inequality in India,” World Development 52 (2013): 55-70.

Author: Chammah J. Kaunda

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506461526

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Competing for Caesar brings together, for the first time, key scholars working on various issues related to religion and public life in Zambia. They explore the interplay between religion and politics in Zambian society and how these religions manage and negotiate their identities in public life. This book analyzes recent religious dynamics in the nation's political life, and considers what constructive role religion could play to promote an alternative political vision to subvert neo-colonialism. Competing for Caesar carries forward a unique commitment on the part of Fortress Press to engage with the challenges and opportunities of Christianity in the Global South. The book will be of interest to scholars, professors, and students in a wide range of fields.
2020-11-03 By Chammah J. Kaunda

commonality in holding religious belief that makes religion – regardless of its expression – an important concept to consider in ... Good development outcomes must also explicitly consider the importance of gender and diversity.

Author: Matthew Clarke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857930736

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Development and Religion explores how the world s five major religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam understand and practice development through an examination of their sacred texts, social teaching and basic beliefs. Religious belief is a common human characteristic with eighty percent of the world s population professing religious faith. Observable in all societies, religious belief is pervasive, profound, persuasive and persistent. The premise of this book is that despite this, religion has long been ignored within mainstream development paradigms and by development practitioners (both locally and at the international level) resulting in sub-optimal development outcomes. Matthew Clarke argues that each religion offers useful insights into various issues concerning development that should be considered by donors, NGOs, and others seeking to improve the lives of the poor. Undergraduate and postgraduate students of development studies, religious studies and theology will gratefully welcome this highly regarded book.
2011-01-01 By Matthew Clarke

provide a historical overview of the religion, gender and society nexus in the region and then discuss two case ... and became 'the key case central to the development of freedom of religion legislation in Australia' (Chapter 41, p.

Author: Caroline Starkey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429883170

Category: Religion

Page: 650

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In an era which many now recognise as ‘post-secular’, the role that religions play in shaping gender identities and relationships has been awarded a renewed status in the study of societies and social change. In both the Global South and the Global North, in the 21st century, religiosity is of continuing significance, not only in people’s private lives and in the family, but also in the public sphere and with respect to political and legal systems. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Gender and Society is an outstanding reference source to these key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject area. Comprising over 40 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into three parts: • Critical debates for religions, gender and society: theories, concepts and methodologies • Issues and themes in religions, gender and society • Contexts and locations Within these sections, central issues, debates and problems are examined, including activism, gender analysis, intersectionality and feminism, oppression and liberation, equality, bodies and embodiment, space and place, leadership and authority, diaspora and migration, marriage and the family, generation and aging, health and reproduction, education, violence and conflict, ecology and climate change, and the role of social media. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Gender and Society is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies and gender studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, area studies, politics, sociology, anthropology and history.
2021-12-31 By Caroline Starkey