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Türkiye’de Kalkınma Planlarının Yapılandırmasında Kadının Güçlen(diril)mesi Paradigması ve Arka Plan Analizi
Women’s Empowerment Paradigm and Background Analysis in Structuring Development Plans in Turkey

Author(s): Nuran H. Belet
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, General Reference Works, Geography, Regional studies, Library and Information Science, Sociology
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Kalkınma; kalkınma planı; kadının güçlenmesi; toplumsal cinsiyet; Development; development plan; empowerment of women; gender
Summary/Abstract: The goal of the Development Plans is to develop targets and tools to ensure a balanced distribution of all resources, economic activities and human capital of countries for economic and social development. With the policy objectives prioritized in the context of Development Plans, it is aimed to ensure and maintain economic development by building high welfare societies across the country with egalitarian policies. In the process of creating Development Plans, some groups and special areas should be supported with effective tools, with policies defined in an equal and fair manner for all segments of the society. At the beginning of these groups is the title of women. Especially in the context of the place of women in development, discussions continue from many different perspectives from the 1970s. Within the framework of the study, first of all, theoretical and conceptual explanations will be given about which paradigms and Feminist tradition processes the title of “women’s empowerment” is handled. Afterwards, the development plan tradition and the perspectives and paradigms of women’s empowerment in the preparation process will be mentioned. In particular, in the topics of empowerment and women, the approach that evolves into empowerment, strengthening and participation will be discussed and the transformation of the paradigm will be included. In this study, in terms of form and content, the background of which goals and paradigms are discussed under the title of “women’s empowerment”, which is considered to be one of the special areas that should be supported in the process of preparing the current development plans in the tradition of the Development Plan in Turkey. In this context, the current paradigm and its effects will be evaluated by analyzing the development plans separately. In the last part of the study, the positive and deficient aspects of the women’s empowerment approach are also discussed within the framework of Turkey’s Development Plan perspective.

  • Page Range: 53-69
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: Turkish