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En studie av kvinnogrupper och social mobilisering i Babati District ur ett feministiskt empowerment-perspektiv: Hur kan kvinnors agentskap och sociala interaktion transformera de strukturella förutsättningarna i Babati?
Södertörn University College, School of Life Sciences.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The results and the analysis of this essay are based on an empirical study of women groups in Babati District in Tanzania from 2005. The study has shown that the reason for women in Babati to organize themselves is to overcome traditional and structural obstacles that restrict women’s economical integration. Through the creation of social networks and a common source of income within the group, women are trying to strengthen their position within the household and in society. The significance of empowerment on an individual level is the sense of abilities in everyday life and the feeling of increased options.

Social mobilization means that individuals come together and with united strengths and according to a common interest are trying to fulfil articulated goals. Local women groups in Babati and the social mobilization they constitute are seeking, through their agency to influence their social and economical situation. It can also mean challenging the structural conditions and increase women’s capacity of action. This kind of agency at a group level is extremely important for the capability of articulating own goals and creating prosperity, to feel in charge of one’s life conditions.

Aim: The aim for this study is, by using an empowerment approach to examine how women groups in Babati District in Tanzania organize themselves and how the members through their agency are influencing the social conditions and economical possibilities for women in the area. What are the effects of social mobilization in Babati for the individual woman? How can women’s agency contribute to structural changes and help women to overcome traditional obstacles?

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Huddinge: Institutionen för livsvetenskaper , 2007. , 55 p.
Keyword [en]
woman groups, agency, social mobilization, empowerment, structural conditions
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-1124OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-1124DiVA: diva2:15178
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