Programme 2: Mobilising Public Action. Women, Politics and Guaranteed Employment.

Abstract

This paper analyses women's mobilisation by four activist groups in Maharashtra, India, in the period between the Seventies and the Nineties around the notion of 'guaranteed employment'. It asks the following questions: a) what are the issues raised in and through women's mobilisation? b) what kind of mobilisation of women takes place? c) what is the socio-political and economic context of this mobilisation? d) what are the strategies of political mobilisation used by the groups? and e) what kind of gender issues have emerged as a result of the mobilisation.

Citation

In S.V. Rangacharyulu (ed.) Guaranteed Employment for the Rural Poor, Hyderabad, India: NIRD (National Institute of Rural Development), ISBN 81-85542-82-1, pp. 294-317.

Programme 2: Mobilising Public Action. Women, Politics and Guaranteed Employment.

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