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Cases on Grassroots Campaigns for Community Empowerment and Social Change

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In modern times, political and social reform often starts at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder; common people with ordinary lives enact change through community organization and the desire to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them. Governments that support such movements can experience great advances and achievements in the long term. Cases on Grassroots Campaigns for Community Empowerment and Social Change presents a series of real-world studies on political and social activism in the information age, focusing on how empowerment of minority or underserved populations can serve to enact sweeping reforms regionally, nationally, or globally. This book is a critical resource for political and private actors, including government agencies, community organizers, political parties, and researchers in the social sciences. This reference work features research on timely topics such as women’s empowerment, poverty, social activism and social change, community building, and empowerment of individuals in a variety of socioeconomic settings and roles.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  7. Preface
    1. THE CONCEPT OF EMPOWERMENT
    2. THE CONCEPT OF GRASSROOTS
    3. THE MAIN CHALLENGE TO GRASSROOTS EMPOWERMENT
    4. THE USE OF CASES/CASE STUDIES
    5. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    6. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Empowering Women and Families through Self Help Groups
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: THE BOTSWANA CONTEXT
    4. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK: THE GROW MODEL
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. LESSONS LEARNED
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS: FUTURE TRENDS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 2: Women Entrepreneurs Address Poverty and Social Change through Empowering Grassroots Initiatives in Tanzania
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT OF THE CASE STUDY
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 3: Reflections from Inside the World of Empowered Women
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. BACKGROUND HISTORY OF THE ORGANISATION: THOTA-EA- MOLI (HA LUKA MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE)
    3. HISTORICAL TRENDS OF WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN LESOTHO
    4. PROJECT DESCRIPTION
    5. ACHIEVEMENTS
    6. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
    7. CHALLENGES
    8. FUTURE TRENDS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 4: Recreating Tokelau
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MUTUAL EMPOWERMENT
    4. EMPOWERMENT STRATEGY
    5. CHALLENGES
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 5: From Humble Beginning to Prosperity
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND TO THE BOTSWANA CHRISTIAN COUNCIL
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 6: I Stand with Henry
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE ROLE OF TRUST IN BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
    4. SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONVERSATION ANALYSIS THEORY
    5. SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES USED BY ISWH
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 7: Empowerment through Elegant Designs
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. A BRIEF UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONCEPT OF EMPOWERMENT AS USED IN THIS CHAPTER
    4. ABOUT ELEGANT DESIGN BUSINESS AS AN EMPOWERING PROJECT
    5. THE STUDY AND ITS PURPOSES
    6. ESSENTIALS OF EMPOWERMENT: PARTICIPANTS’ PERSPECTIVES
    7. PROJECT CHALLENGES
    8. LESSONS LEARNED AND FUTURE TRENDS
    9. FUTURE TRENDS
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 8: Empowerment Beyond the Ordinary
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PEGGY’S EMPOWERMENT JOURNEY
    5. EMPOWERMENT JOURNEY: SUCCESSES AND HURDLES
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 9: Visible Barriers to Economic Empowerment
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PROBLEM OVERVIEW AND RELATED LITERATURE
    4. BARRIERS TO EMPOWERMENT
    5. RECOMMENDATIONS: A STEP TOWARDS FUTURE TRENDS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 10: An NGO's Efforts to Empower Ex-Convicts in Botswana
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MASCULINITIES AND CRIME
    4. EMPOWERMENT AND NGOs
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. COLLABORATIONS AND NETWORKING
    7. CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED
    8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. FUTURE TRENDS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 11: A Narrative Description of Disclosing Sensitive Information to Empower an HIV/AIDS Infected or Affected Child
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SETTING STAGE
    5. CASE DESCRIPTION
    6. EMPOWERMENT LESSONS LEARNED
    7. ETHICAL ISSUES THAT EMERGED FROM THE STORY
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 12: The Crossroads that Were Never Meant to Be
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE CASE AND ITS SETTING
    5. HOPE DROWNED! THE CHALLENGES IN ORX’S EMPOWERMENT EFFORTS
    6. SUMMARY
    7. FUTURE TRENDS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 13: Triple A Leadership Dynamics of a Self-Empowering Women Group
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. EMPOWERMENT/SETTING THE STAGE
    4. GENDER EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN BOTSWANA
    5. CASE DESCRIPTION
    6. CHALLENGES FACING THE PROJECT
    7. FUTURE TRENDS
    8. RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 14: When Science Becomes Relevant
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. STRIDES IN BRINGING CHANGE
    5. THE CASE: WHITE ANGELS (PTY) LTD
    6. SUCCESSES
    7. CHALLENGES
    8. FUTURE TRENDS
    9. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 15: ‘Net' Social Change
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (GEOs)
    4. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (ICTs) AND THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
    5. A FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING ICT-MEDIATED EMPOWERMENT
    6. METHODS
    7. FINDINGS
    8. LIMITATIONS
    9. DISCUSSIONS AND CONCLUSION
    10. FUTURE TRENDS
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Related References
  25. Compilation of References
  26. About the Contributors