• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Betül YARAR
    Gazi Üniversitesi, İletişim Fakültesi

  • Dates: 1 June 2015

In this paper, policies that have been developed in respect to the problems of globalization of poverty and poverty of women are analysed with crtical eyes. It aims to reveal certain basic problems that micro politics and working programmes produced by supranational organizations i.e. World Bank, European Union, United Nations, etc. , carried out at the local level and executed mainly by local NGOs consist of. In this context, issues like NGOisation of struggle with poverty and women’s poverty and outcomes of the interaction between policies produced by NGOs and neo-liberal politics are highlighted as the main causes of the problems. The paper comes to a conclusion that agents primarly NGOs that are directing micro programmes should come to terms with the limits of policies effective in this field and should review their conceptual sets and agendas. Moreover it is stated that for NGOs acting withouth evaluating a critical perspective against dominant macro politics of the state and other capitalist agencies might lead to deepen the hegemony of neo-liberalizm. In respect to all these, the paper ends with suggesting in the struggle with women’s poverty to develop strategies that are not only sensitive to local sociological dynamics and differences, but also conscious of macro structural factors.

Poverty, women’s poverty, capitalist globalisation, neo-liberalizm, women’s movement, women’s NGOs, feminism, NGOs

Betül YARAR  
Gazi Üniversitesi, İletişim Fakültesi