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Master Thesis

L'autonomie des migrantes birmanes en Thaïlande

Abstract : Within the world of development organizations, women's empowerment is not only considered as a development goal in itself but also as a significant means in the fight against poverty. By providing women with more choices and opportunities, empowerment refers here to the improvement of women's quality of life and weil being. The question of empowerment is all the more interesting as women are not a homogeneous group, but also belong to other vulnerable groups. The question here is to know whether women's empowerment should be used as a unified framework of action or if it should take into account the specificity of each group of population. To answer it, we can take the case of a particularly vulnerable group which is the Burmese migrant women living in Thailand. Migrant women had left Burma to escape poverty and lack of opportunities, but they find themselves even more powerless and vulnerable in Thailand. Their education level is low, they lack aceess to basic services, are exploited at work and live in shantytown. Women's empowerment seems Iike a possible answer to their needs. To measure its effects, the analyze of empowerment's theory is crossed with development programmes already implemented by local NGO. When it comes to evaluate their scope and actions, challenges and difficulties quickly appear. That is why, to keep these programmes effective and sustainable, the approach should be as targeted as possible and focused on the population's charaeteristics.
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Cécile Pentori de Peretti. L'autonomie des migrantes birmanes en Thaïlande. Science politique. 2011. ⟨dumas-00809145⟩



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