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Activisms on the Margins: Capacity Assessment in Ten Selected Women’s Organisations
Activisms on the Margins: Capacity Assessment in Ten Selected Women’s Organisations

Author(s): Amila Ždralović, Zlatiborka Popov Momčinović
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Politics and society, Victimology, Sociology of Politics, Sociology of Education, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Fondacija CURE
Keywords: Gender studies; Marginalisation; Women Associations; Education; Women's activism;
Summary/Abstract: Various studies indicate that women have accomplished their engagement in the public sphere predominantly via the civil society and the prosaically named ‘third sector’. According to some data, women’s representation in the civil society is in reverse proportion to their representation in the domain of formal politics. This is sometimes interpreted in the context of ethics of care, which interprets engagementin the public domain as an extension of housework, but also the fact that civil society offers more freedom and autonomy than formal politics. In the context of feminism in both theory and practice, the latter is often emphasised and encouraged. Despite this, this aspect should not be idealised, particularly if we consider that the civil society is a provider of services not provided by a dysfunctional state.

  • Page Count: 53
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English