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dc.contributor.authorVijeyarasa, Ramona
dc.contributor.editorDutta, Diya
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-07T17:20:42Z
dc.date.available2021-12-07T17:20:42Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-07
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2021.1978736
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/621325
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>Few women have risen to the ranks of heads of state or government worldwide. The low numbers of female presidents and prime ministers in world history have left many untested assumptions about the impact of female leadership on the lives of fellow women. This article builds upon two bodies of work &#8211; studies of female presidencies, on the one hand, and on women&#8217;s movement-building, particularly in South and South-East Asia, on the other &#8211; to focus on the relationship between women leaders and women&#8217;s movements. Utilising case studies of national law reform during the presidencies of Corazon Aquino (1986&#8211;1992) and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2001&#8211;2010) in the Philippines and Megawati Sukarnoputri (2001&#8211;2004) in Indonesia, and drawing from key informant interviews in both countries, I argue that when women lead, women&#8217;s movements employ particular strategies to catalyse the passage of &#8216;women-friendly&#8217; legislation. Examples of law reform illustrate the power of the female vote to sway presidential decision-making and the flow-on effect of a president who values the participation of fellow women in the government bureaucracy. Yet the relationship between female presidents and the success of movements is neither clear-cut nor linear. Women&#8217;s movements face opportunities and limitations under the leadership of women presidents, often having to compromise their agendas to achieve a united front.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent22en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/womens-movements-under-women-presidents-bringing-a-gender-perspective-to-the-le-621325
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.titleWomen’s movements under women presidents: bringing a gender perspective to the legal systemen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryIndonesiaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryPhilippinesen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen's movementsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen presidentsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen-friendly legislationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordCorazon Aquinoen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordGloria Macapagal Arroyoen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMegawati Sukarnoputrien_US
prism.issuenameFeminist Protests and Politics in a World in Crisisen_US
prism.number3en_US
prism.volume29en_US


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