ERIC Number: ED225738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Special Needs of Women: A Plea for an Integrated Approach and Some Programme Proposals.
Bharadwaj, Geeta R.; Srivastava, Suman
The paper examines family planning and nutrition needs as well as education and employment while exploring ideas of how an integrated approach is possible in promoting quality of both the reproductive and productive sphere of women's lives. It is suggested that understanding women's differential role will make it possible for planners, policy makers, and change agents to ensure that women receive a fair sharing of benefits from development. Section One presents a rationale for drawing up comprehensive programmes for social development planning, with women as the prime mover in reaching population control targets as well as playing an active role in necessary social change (the effectiveness of this integrated approach lies in the fact that it will be launched in rural areas, where organisation is most lacking). Section Two addresses the nature of a comprehensive approach and looks at family planning programmes, nutrition, employment and income generation, and education. Section Three provides four down-to-earth programme proposals. Section Four provides some words of caution and notes the need for further work. An annex offers 1979 demographic information for the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific region and lists governments' views with respect to changes in the status of women in specified areas. (BRR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Demography, Developing Nations, Employment Opportunities, Family Planning, Females, Foreign Countries, Input Output Analysis, Integrated Activities, Males, Nutrition, Policy Formation, Productivity, Quality of Life, Reproduction (Biology), Rural Development, Social Change
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development, Bangkok (Thailand).
Identifiers: Asia; Life Cycles