Social movements are known to struggle to include, or be representative of, chronically poor women. The objective of this annotated bibliography and an accompanying literature review (Working Paper 171) is to examine social movements within and across various strata of society (i.e. not only the chronically poor; and case studies that include men and women), in order to identify the key features that may facilitate or limit the ability of social movement organisations (SMOs) to be inclusive of the chronically poor and give voice to their demands.
The selected annotated bibliography of the supporting readings, which draw upon social movement, feminist, collective action and gendered chronic poverty literature, is accompanied by a literature review where the key findings are presented as a set of six strategies for social movement organisations.
Amosu, R. The efficacy of women?s social movements to include chronically poor women and give voice to their demands. An annotated bibliography. CPRC Working Paper No. 172. Chronic Poverty Research Centre, London, UK (2011) 102 pp. ISBN 978-1-906433-74-1