The collection of essays in this book aims to capture the variety of policies, discourses, debates and interventions that have influenced the lives of women in South Asia and to identify those that have led to greater empowerment of women. The papers emerge from a workshop held in Dhaka in 2006, where participants from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan presented papers under the themes of 'Voice', 'Body' and 'Work', and probed at the many levels at which the issue of women's empowerment had become one of the central points of national and regional development. The contributors assess the current situation and provide a rallying call for progressive politics that is committed to universal values.
Azim, F.; Sultan, M. Mapping women’s empowerment: experiences from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. The University Press, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2010) 301 pp. ISBN 978 984 8815 10 6