Gender and Development
Enrollment is Closed
This course presents the relationship between development and gender by analyzing the opportunities and challenges of women in the paid and unpaid labor market. The objective is to understand the inner meaning of women empowerment, their contribution in different sectors, gendered norms in the path of development and policy implication with a particular focus on Bangladesh. Students will also get an overall idea on how gender inequality hinders development in terms of getting access to resources, agency and rights. The journey of feminism through the lens of women organization is explored in this course. The export oriented Bangladesh ready-made garment industry is used as a case study to shed light on the reasons for women to work, the process of getting work, adaptation to workplace, negotiation with challenges at work, upward social mobility, raising voice for labor rights, changing social status – the entire process of women empowerment.