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2009 - Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference Words: 33 words || 
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1. Aardema, Sara. "Empowering Women, Empowering Communities: Education, Economic Opportunities and Health Care as Avenues for Community Transformation in the Developing World" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, <Not Available>. 2019-04-23 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p364178_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Although international development efforts are often focused on providing short-term assistance, often provided in the form of food aid or monetary donations, development efforts that instead embrace sustainability, structural change, and community a

2009 - AWP Annual Conference Pages: 2 pages || Words: 552 words || 
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2. Wu, H. Norene. and Boyer, Michele. "Empowering and Being Empowered: Twelve Shelter Workers' Experiences." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AWP Annual Conference, Marriott Newport Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island, Mar 12, 2009 Online <PDF>. 2019-04-23 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p296848_index.html>
Publication Type: POSTER
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This study explores the reasons that brought females to work at women’s shelters and their experiences in empowering abused women through shelter work. In-depth individual interviews were conducted with 12 peer-referred participants who work at battered women’s shelters in the Midwest of the United States.

2008 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: 25 pages || Words: 6513 words || 
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3. Nasser, Randa. and Barghouti, Fidaa. "Palestinian Women Activists: How Empowered are the Empowered?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Sheraton Boston and the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA, Jul 31, 2008 Online <PDF>. 2019-04-23 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p242809_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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This is the first quantitative research which examines the empowerment of a sector of Palestinian women who may be considered the most empowered in their society: the activist in the national or the women’s movements. The research employs a survey design on a nonrandom sample of 172 women. Empowerment is measured by indicators which represent first-order strategic life choices. The indicators include access to education, paid employment, agency in household finances, who to marry, how many children to have, freedom of mobility, and egalitarian gender consciousness and behaviors. Depending on the perspective we choose to use to adjudicate the results with, the optimistic or the pessimistic, Palestinian women activists’ empowerment would be judged as high with the former and as low to modest with the latter perspective. The results show that the only indicator of agency impacted by education is women’s equality in the decision-making process of the household’s finances. Work participation has a very small positive impact on all the agency indicators but a negative one on the mobility indicator of agency. Further, neither of the indicators of achievements (gender egalitarian consciousness or behavior) is affected by the resource or agency indicators. The effects of education did not change when the orientation of the social context the women were raised in was controlled for. This questions the interpretation in much of the literature (e.g. Kabeer) regarding the influence the traditional social context has on the pattern of associations between empowerment and its preconditions.

2011 - SCRA Biennial Meeting Words: 227 words || 
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4. Kirk, Chris. and Lewis-moss, Rhonda. "The Empowering Schools Project: Exploring the school as an empowering setting" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SCRA Biennial Meeting, Roosevelt University/Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL, Jun 15, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-04-23 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p496430_index.html>
Publication Type: Poster
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Few settings have as much potential for transforming the lives of adolescents as do the schools they attend. At best, schools can be empowering settings which prepare students for a lifetime of thriving. The literature on empowering settings and adolescent empowerment has identified key characteristics and processes which are present in settings that promote youth empowerment. The Empowering Schools Project applies this work directly to the high school setting. A qualitative case-study was conducted of one urban high school. With an enrollment of more than 1,900 students, the school has a handful of identified challenges. More than half of the students speak English as a second language and more than 37 gangs are represented within the school population. Despite this, the school is performing above district averages in graduation rates, test scores, and attendance rates. The Empowering Schools Project explored the practices, policies, and procedures within the school setting that promote empowerment and positive outcomes for its students. A community-based participatory research approach was used to conduct observation, focus groups, and interviews with students, staff, and parents from the school. Results reveal promising practices that apply to both the empowerment literature and the application of educational reform. Key themes include a shared, open dialogue between administration and students, culturally-appropriate programming, and the establishment of a relational environment between students and teachers. Limitations and future steps will be included.

2015 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 9709 words || 
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5. Padamsee, Tasleem. "The EMPOWER Project: Empowering Diverse Women at Elevated Risk of Breast Cancer" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Chicago and Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Aug 20, 2015 Online <PDF>. 2019-04-23 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1008815_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: One in eight U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and this risk can rise to 60% or higher for women who have mutations of the BRCA genes or a strong family history of the disease. Effective biomedical mechanisms have been developed to prevent cancer among these women, but they are utilized far less frequently – and sometimes by different women – than the medical literature would recommend. Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy, for instance, is chosen by only a fifth of mutation carriers, for whom clinical recommendations consider it an option, but is also undergone by many women for whom it is unlikely to reduce risk. It is simultaneously unknown why women make the choices they do, and evident that women rarely receive the systematic information and support that would allow them to make educated, health-protective choices fully aligned with their values.
The key missing element from our ability to effectively leverage available methods of prevention is an understanding of the decision-making processes women utilize between learning that their risk is elevated and choosing a course of preventive action. Absent this link, we do not know how women decide among prevention options, how well their choices reflect their preferences, how their choices affect health, or how choices or health effects vary across sub-groups. This presentation reviews literatures relevant to women’s breast cancer prevention decisions, outlines a program of research designed to fill these critical gaps, and presents preliminary findings from the first phase of this ongoing research.

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