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Standing By Our Own Feet: An Interview Study On Women’s Local Organization Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The emancipation of women has historically always been preceded by women’s organization.The character of women’s organization changes with time and space (Rönnblom 2002). This thesis attempts to explore women’s organization on a locale scale based on a field study performed in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. This paper provides a unique insight into a local, independent women’s organization, further referred to in this paper as The Women’s Group.The field study was conducted by qualitative interviews as an attempt to study women’s organization on a local level. Most studies performed on this topic in the Minor Fields Program have studied SIDA and UN supported women’s organizations. Whilst there has been less focuson small, local, aid-independent women’s organizations where women by organizing themselves are aspiring to improve their position in their community. The women of this autonomous group, subject to the field study, aims to standardize the lives of the women in the group by social and financial support. The group stands, as an example on women’s local commitment and this thesis study’s the importance of local women’s organization and women empowerment.

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2014. , 31 p.
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121754OAI: diva2:934105
Available from: 2016-06-08 Created: 2016-06-08 Last updated: 2016-06-08Bibliographically approved

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