Empowerment of Women for Promoting Health and Quality of Life

Hardcover | March 21, 2017

bySnehendu B. Kar

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Empowerment of Women for Promoting Health and Quality of Life reviews the evolution of modern Public Health and Global Public Health and the role of women's empowerment for promoting global health. It critically reviews the evolution of global health since the 1990s when the UN initiated theHuman Development Approach and adopted the millennial development goals through global consensuses. It analyses the paradigm shifts from disease-based prevention using the Public Health model to a new paradigm focusing on the root causes of health problems globally (e.g. inequalities,powerlessness). It reviews the philosophical, theoretical and empirical foundations of these paradigms. The second section presents our meta-analysis of 86 successful women's empowerment case-studies around the world that address threats to health and well-being of their families and communities. These movements represent four domains: human-rights, equal-rights, health, and income. Using an EMPOWER(acronym) framework designed for the meta-analysis, it answers six questions: can ordinary women organize empowerment movements that enhance the well-being of their families and communities; if so, what are their characteristics; what problems motivate them; which empowerment methods are used and dothey vary by domains; who support and oppose them and how; and what are the social contexts that affect their movements. Success consists of: accomplishing the original goal/s, external recognition and/or replication by others, and subjective and objective empowerment outcomes. A summary of eachcase allows readers to learn directly from that movement. The final chapter critically reviews the key findings, issues and their implications for policy, actions, and research in human service professions.

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Empowerment of Women for Promoting Health and Quality of Life reviews the evolution of modern Public Health and Global Public Health and the role of women's empowerment for promoting global health. It critically reviews the evolution of global health since the 1990s when the UN initiated theHuman Development Approach and adopted the mi...

Prof. Snehendu B. Kar, M.Sc., MPH, Dr.P.H., is Professor of Public Health and Asian American Studies at Fielding School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 21, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199384665

ISBN - 13:9780199384662

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1. Empowerment of Women for Global Health Promotion: Justifications2. Evolution of Global Public Health: From Germs to Gender Empowerment3. Social Determinants of Health4. Dynamics of Multicultural Communities5. Key Issues in Empowerment Theories: the EMPOWER model6. A Meta-Analysis of Women's Self-Organized Empowerment Movements7. Human Rights Case Studies8. Equal Rights Case Studies9. Economic Development Case Studies10. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Case Studies11. Summing Up: Progress, applications, and Implications