Discuss how the study of grassroots attempts to empower women enrich our understanding of power.


Understanding the roots of power in relation to gender is critical to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women as effective ways to combat poverty, hunger, and disease and to stimulate development that is truly sustainable and gender neutral.
Apply Lukes’ 3 dimensional theory of power to gender and development in the Third World.
Explain why the 3rd dimension of power is compatible with what feminists have termed ‘the power within.’
Discuss how the study of grassroots attempts to empower women enrich our understanding of power.
Discuss some of the limitations of the development NGO as a vehicle for women’s empowerment?


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