Violence, Women, Work and Empowerment: Narratives from Factory Women in Sri Lanka’s Export Processing Zones

  title={Violence, Women, Work and Empowerment: Narratives from Factory Women in Sri Lanka’s Export Processing Zones},
  author={Peter Hancock},
  journal={Gender, Technology and Development},
  pages={211 - 228}
  • P. Hancock
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Sociology
  • Gender, Technology and Development
Abstract Qualitative research was conducted among young Sri Lankan women who work in the nation’s Export Processing Zones (EPZs) in 2004-2005. The research was designed to provide new understandings of the ways in which women’s empowerment is conceptualized. More specifically, the research looked for alternative ways to measure gender empowerment as opposed to existing global measures, such as the UNDP’s Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) which dominate discourse vis-à-vis women’s empowerment in… 
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