Development menas more work and control
February 9, 2007 11:33pm CST
Despite the fact that, decade after the 1975 International Year of the Women, the programme of integrating women into the development process has not in the least changed the basic capitalist and patriarchal structure in which women are caught. Much of development policy still continues to espouse the same integration into the development process syndrome. A shole series of studies analyzing the effect of development' on women has meanwhile shown that almost everywhere development means more work for women for their sheer survival, more state control over their immediate life, particualrly in the sphere of reproduction and health, and generally more violence and destruction of their dignity and integrity.