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IDS Bulletin Vol. 43 Nos. 5

Changing Focus: Exploring Images of Women and Empowerment in Egypt

Published on 12 September 2012

In moving away from prescriptive one‐way communications exercises, participatory development communications use better strategies to engage communities and capture nuance.

This article examines a communications case study in Egypt: a photography competition aimed at understanding how local photographers depict women and empowerment in their images. Opportunities for discussion and self‐reflection provide cultural producers the space to delve into how they see women and how they then choose to represent them. This type of communications initiative actively courts a richer understanding of empowerment, leaving room for the complexities this might entail.

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This article comes from the IDS Bulletin 43.5 (2012) Changing Focus: Exploring Images of Women and Empowerment in Egypt

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Hallez, K. (2012) Changing Focus: Exploring Images of Women and Empowerment in Egypt. IDS Bulletin 43(5): 104-109

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Kristina Hallez

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Institute of Development Studies
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Hallez, Kristina
doi
10.1111/j.1759-5436.2012.00370.x

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