WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT THROUGH CO-OPERATIVES: THE CASE OF WOMEN’S CO-OPERATIVES IN IZMIR

2022-6
Cazgır, Kardelen Dilara
In last the few decades, the current multi-layered crises and their gender dimension have been widely criticized by many activists, social movements, and scholars. Starting from the criticisms, the possibility of the imaginary economic and social organizing has been researched and investigated through various methods and principles. In this thesis, the feminist post-development has been discussed, following the pathways of the social solidarity economy (SSE) framework, as envisioned and tangible cases, as one of the critical approaches to development. This thesis aims to analyze how and to what extent women's co-operatives have the potential capacity to create a new path towards women's empowerment and gender equality within SSE framework. Therefore, I focus on women’s empowerment and gender equality, creating an alternative organization of work, and transformative agendas from local through women’s co-operatives. Seeking the alternative models, potentials, and limitations to create alternatives will be evaluated by their challenges, obstacles, strategies, alliances, and achievements. In this thesis, it is claimed that women’s co-operatives from the SSE framework create a variety of models to support and strengthen women’s empowerment and gender equality, democratizing work, and transformative agendas from the local.

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Citation Formats
K. D. Cazgır, “WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT THROUGH CO-OPERATIVES: THE CASE OF WOMEN’S CO-OPERATIVES IN IZMIR,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.