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Edited by: Kogi Naidoo & Fay Patel

In: Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival

Part Five: Finding Spaces: Women's Empowerment

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Finding Spaces: Women's Empowerment
Finding spaces: Women's empowerment

Over the centuries women have attempted to raise their status through various mechanisms such as women's groups and clubs, through forums that aim to empower women and to liberate them. Most of the women try to influence policy and practice that recognise their contributions in the workplace. However, in the 21st century, while women have come a long way in claiming their identities there is yet much to do. Empowerment is a concept that is loosely used in the developing and developed world contexts. Can there be true empowerment of women in the workplace if all workplace policies and practices are designed to disempower them by creating barriers and obstacles to their progress at every turn?

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