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dc.contributor.authorKabeer, Nailaen
dc.contributor.authorHuq, Lopitaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-11T15:55:39Z
dc.date.available2016-01-11T15:55:39Z
dc.date.issued01/03/2010en
dc.identifier.citationKabeer, N. and Huq, L. (2010) The Power of Relationships: Love and Solidarity in a Landless Women's Organisation in Rural Bangladesh. IDS Bulletin 41(2): 79-87en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7806
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the significance of social relationships in women's lives and their relevance to processes of women's empowerment. In Bangladesh, traditional structures limit women's social interaction to their immediate family and maintain male responsibility over them. However, here we look at the example of Saptagram – a social mobilisation organisation particularly focused against gender injustice towards rural landless Bangladeshi women – and how by providing relationships beyond the private sphere it engendered bonds of friendship and loyalty amongst its beneficiaries. Difficulties with systems and its inability to recruit a new line of leadership led to its apparent failure at one point. Yet, despite this, by providing knowledge of rights, respect, courage to stand up for one's beliefs and a sense of wellbeing through working alongside people in the villages, it inspired an enduring solidarity amongst the women it served which led to its eventual resurrection.en
dc.format.extent9en
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 41 Nos. 2en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleThe Power of Relationships: Love and Solidarity in a Landless Women's Organisation in Rural Bangladeshen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.2010.00126.xen


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