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The role of women in bangladesh


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The role of women in bangladesh

  1. 1. The Role of Women in Integral Sustainable Development By Nicanor Perlas Publisher,
  2. 2. PROBLEM DEFINITION <ul><li>KEY FINDING OF THE WORLD SUMMIT ON WOMEN IN BEIJING </li></ul><ul><li>Need to increase women's participation in power and decision making. </li></ul>
  3. 3. PROBLEM DEFINITION <ul><li>FINDINGS OF THE CAPWIP, Global Congress of Women in Politics, Purple Book, p. 49. </li></ul><ul><li>increased participation in local governments, but women found in very small numbers and have little impact in national governance </li></ul><ul><li>Women's representation in government is tokenistic which impedes the real change and progress that women can make even when they are in power. </li></ul>
  4. 4. NEEDS <ul><li>Review and examine the Asia Pacific situation on women in leadership, decision making and politics in current global context </li></ul><ul><li>identify strategic gaps and appropriate courses of action for the next decade. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ANALYSIS: REFRAMING THE CHALLENGE <ul><li>Re-conceptualize the notions </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable development </li></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Role </li></ul>
  7. 13. Reframing Sustainable Development <ul><li>Ecological - Entropy </li></ul><ul><li>Economic – cars, industries </li></ul><ul><li>Culture – consumption habits, S & T </li></ul><ul><li>Political – laws and policies </li></ul><ul><li>Social – population </li></ul><ul><li>Human – individualism, materialism </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual – materialism </li></ul>
  8. 14. Seven Dimensions of Integral Sus Dev (ISD) <ul><li>7 Dimensions of SD </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>Human </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological </li></ul>
  9. 15. REFRAMING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Sus Dev (SD) not = Environment alone </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Summit: SD = Environment, Economic, Social </li></ul><ul><li>SD  ISD </li></ul><ul><li>All UN Summits are in reality aspects of ISD </li></ul>
  10. 16. ISD AND THE UN SUMMITS <ul><li>They all share the same fate. </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion of the Commission on Globalization in London – negligible impact of all summits </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
  11. 17. WTO and the Marginalization of the UN Summits <ul><li>The Hard Agenda of the 1990s </li></ul><ul><li>WTO obligatory and with sanctions </li></ul><ul><li>UN Summits voluntary and minimal sanctions </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Conflict: WTO obligations prevail </li></ul>
  12. 18. Bush Doctrine: Marginalization of the UN Summits <ul><li>The Hard Agenda of the 21 st century = </li></ul><ul><li>The Bush Doctrine </li></ul>
  13. 19. TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY <ul><li>The Third Meta-Agenda of the 21 st Century </li></ul><ul><li>What is Technological Singularity? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it a Threat to ISD? </li></ul><ul><li>Fukuyama and the Real End of History </li></ul>
  14. 20. THE CLASH OF WORLDVIEWS <ul><li>ISD or the Empire Matrix </li></ul><ul><li>Who determines? </li></ul><ul><li>Whose World? </li></ul><ul><li>A question of power, leadership, women’s role and spiritual development </li></ul>
  15. 21. REFRAMING POWER <ul><li>ISD  New Concept of Power </li></ul><ul><li>ISD  Societal Threefolding (3F) </li></ul><ul><li>3F and 3 Kinds of Power </li></ul>
  16. 22. Societal Threefolding <ul><li>THE THREE SPHERES OF SOCIETY </li></ul>ECONOMY (Business) POLITICS (Government) CULTURE (Civil society)
  17. 23. REFRAMING POWER <ul><li>Cultural or Soft Power </li></ul><ul><li>Political/Military or Hard Power </li></ul><ul><li>Economic or Sticky Power </li></ul>ECONOMY (Business) POLITICS (Government) CULTURE (Civil society)
  18. 24. POWER CONCEPT IN THE BUSH DOCTRINE <ul><li>Cultural Power = Clash of Civilizations </li></ul><ul><li>Political Power = US Unilateralism </li></ul><ul><li>Economic = Economic Globalization </li></ul>
  19. 25. ISD Counter Concept of Power <ul><li>ISD poses the counter power of solidarity of the societal spheres or </li></ul><ul><li>Societal threefolding </li></ul><ul><li>Requires the principled and strategic convergence of civil society (cultural power), government (political power) and business (economic power) </li></ul>
  20. 26. 3F POWER AND DEMOCRACY <ul><li>The New Check and Balance in Society </li></ul><ul><li>But new balance of power not enough </li></ul><ul><li>New Leadership required </li></ul>
  21. 27. REFRAMING LEADERSHIP <ul><li>Competitive Leadership vs. Associative Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Darwinian Struggle for Power or Harnessing Collective Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>ISD and Associative Leadership </li></ul>
  22. 28. THE ROLE OF WOMEN <ul><li>ISD Challenges not ordinary challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Unprecedented </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Role also needs to be reframed </li></ul>
  23. 29. REFRAMING THE ROLE OF WOMEN <ul><li>Historically, women power associated with the take over of the domain of the masculine </li></ul><ul><li>The feminine in the guise of the masculine </li></ul>
  24. 30. REFRAMING THE ROLE OF WOMEN <ul><li>Civilizational Challenges Requires the Mobilization of the True Feminine </li></ul><ul><li>Our world is suffering from one the overblown idolatry of the masculine </li></ul>
  25. 31. THE MASCULINE IN WORLD AFFAIRS <ul><li>Global Warming and the masculine Baconian attitude of “torturing” nature so that “she” will reveal her secrets. </li></ul><ul><li>Fragmentation and reductionism in science connected with left brain analytical cognition </li></ul>
  26. 32. THE MASCULINE IN WORLD AFFAIRS <ul><li>Masculine Competition permeates </li></ul><ul><li>Economic globalization </li></ul><ul><li>US Unilateralism </li></ul><ul><li>Clash of Civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Technological Singularity </li></ul>
  28. 40. The Feminine in World Affairs <ul><li>Not surprising that 67% of cultural creatives are women </li></ul><ul><li>In the US, there are 50 million cultural creatives </li></ul><ul><li>70 million in Europe </li></ul>
  29. 41. The Feminine in World Affairs <ul><li>WHAT IS MISSING IN WORLD POLITICS IS THE HEART. </li></ul><ul><li>POLITICS HAS BECOME THE DOMAIN OF THE HEAD. </li></ul><ul><li>We need of a politics of the heart guiding the politics of the head </li></ul>
  30. 42. THE FEMININE IN WORLD AFFAIRS <ul><li>Societal Threefolding </li></ul><ul><li>Collective Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Generative Dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Integral ISD </li></ul>
  31. 43. THE FEMININE IN WORLD AFFAIRS <ul><li>The Polarity of Masculine and Feminine in World Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Played Out in Contrasting Worldview of the US and Europe </li></ul>
  32. 44. IMPLICATIONS <ul><li>Holistic concept of SD </li></ul><ul><li>Reframing of Power, Democracy and Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing the truly feminine </li></ul><ul><li>Towards integration </li></ul>