Celebrates a toddler's increasing knowledge of the world, such as that rocks are heavy and flowers are light.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Abrams Appleseed, Pages: 12 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1419709380

Children and parents alike will delight in this joyous declaration of toddler independence. This book celebrates the feats of growing out of babyhood and starting to embrace the world on your own terms. Whether it’s being tall enough to reach a high shelf or brave enough to splash in the waves, Krensky and Gillingham address the small victories that come with growing just a little bit older. Energentic text and retro-fresh illustrations celebrate this important developmental stage with charm and relevance. Note: illustrations are in the style of vintage screen prints, with imperfect variations in color and texture. Praise for I Can Do It Myself "Short and satisfying, these 'empowering celebrations' of burgeoning independence will encourage small children to see how far they've already come." —The Wall Street Journal "Krensky celebrates the increasing independence of toddlers and their pride of accomplishment." —The Horn Book Awards The Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens - Spring 2013 Toronto Public Library system’s “First & Best” Reading Program
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Abrams, Pages: 12 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781613126110

This is the first textbook to address the specific but polymorphous needs of women of color. With the help of guest authors, Gutierrez and Lewis provide an excellent framework through which social workers can more effectively aid women of color in their ongoing struggle against systemic oppression.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Columbia University Press, Pages: 272 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0231101171

This book develops and examines the concepts and strategies for rural empowerment through the formation of a community-driven social knowledge management (SKM) framework aided by social technology. The framework is aimed at mobilizing knowledge resources to bridge the rural–urban knowledge divide while securing rural empowerment using digital connections and social collaborations built on strategies of self-sustenance and self-development. With key empirical findings supplemented by relevant theoretical structures, case studies, illustrative figures and a lucid style, the book combines social technologies and social development to derive a social knowledge management platform. It shows how the proposed SKM framework can enhance knowledge capabilities of rural actors by facilitating connection among rural–urban entities through formation of purposive virtual communities, which allow social agents to create, modify and share content collaboratively. The volume brings forward diverse issues such as conceptual foundations; bridging the rural–urban knowledge and information divide; issues of information and knowledge asymmetry; a knowledge-theoretic perspective of rural empowerment; knowledge capability, freedom of choice and wellbeing, to provide a comprehensive outlook on building a knowledge society through digital empowerment. This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of development studies, rural sociology, management studies, IT/IS, knowledge management and ICT for development, public policy, sociology, political economy and development economics. It will benefit professionals and policymakers, government and nongovernment bodies and international agencies involved with policy decisions related to application of technologies for rural development, social workers and those in the development sector.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: Taylor & Francis, Pages: 324 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781000175899

A self-help guide for people recovering from infidelity in a long-term relationship.
Genre: Family & Relationships, Editor: Loving Healing Press, Pages: 96 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781932690316

Interest in the meaning and measurement of women’s empowerment has become a stated goal of many programs in international development. This paper explores a collaborative process of studying women’s empowerment in agricultural research for development using both quantitative and qualitative methods. It draws on three bodies of research around empowerment, growing interest in qualitative methods, and measurement research, especially the conceptualization and adaptations of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index. Employing mixed methods over more than a decade of cooperation among researchers from the Global South and the Global North has challenged the methods and findings of each approach. The work has led to new insights about gender differences in what empowerment means to women and to men, the importance of context, interrelationships among dimensions of empowerment, and the need for greater precision in terms and measures, particularly around decision-making, asset ownership, and time use. Such collaborative research benefits from a long timeframe to build trust and shared understandings across disciplines. The paper concludes with suggestions for the next phase of research.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Intl Food Policy Res Inst, Pages: 44 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN:

Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 278 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9384803065

Despite providing society with a set of crucial services, large groups of workers in the informal economy are subject to exclusion and discrimination, and their lives are characterised by various types of vulnerabilities and deprivations that result from the denial of social, economic, political and legal protection. Although not new to the development vocabulary, the informal economy has received renewed attention in recent years largely due to the ILO's 'decent work' agenda and various efforts to promote 'legal empowerment of the poor'. With an explicit focus on labour rights, the book focuses on a nuanced understanding of the regulatory and operational challenges and dilemmas related to implementing the two approaches in selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to analyzing structures and relations of power between the formal and the informal economies, the book critically discusses the work of governments, civil society organizations and the poor themselves to address the daily challenges of living in the informal economy.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 242 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781351886932

The empowerment of women is a broadly endorsed strategy for solving a host of difficult problems, from child poverty to gender violence to international development. The seventeen international scholars in this multi-disciplinary volume offer thoughtful critiques of the notion of empowerment based on their studies in twenty countries in all regions of the world. The comparative introduction places concepts of empowerment in the context of models of the market and of community, showing how contradictions in these models as they are enacted on the ground provide both spaces and constraints for women. The chapters consider opportunities for women in the context of globalization, resurgent nationalism and politicized religion, cultures of masculinity, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. They show how initiatives at national or global levels are transformed by local cultures and power structures, and demonstrate the fruitfulness of tensions between universal values of human rights and contextualized understandings. This landmark, multi-disciplinary collection of original studies by distinguished international feminist scholars will be an essential addition to the fields of Political Science, Women’s Studies, Economics, Sociology, International Development, and Environmental Studies.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 416 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781135916244

Now you can end your perennial yo-yo dieting, lose weight, and keep it off forever, when you get Taming the Diet Dragon by Dr. Constance C. Kirk. The U.S. has statistics matching those of other industrialized nations: an enormous percentage of the population is overweight. Worse, only five per cent of all dieters succeed at losing weight and keeping it off. If you would like to know how they do it, you must get Taming the Diet Dragon. The secret is not in counting calories. The dangerous cycles of weight loss/weight gain that plagues ninety-five per cent of all dieters actually slows the body's metabolism, making it harder for the body to burn food and easier for it gain the fat back. The secret of the successful five per cent is what health educator Dr. Constance Kirk has given to hundreds of people who have permanently lost weight without frustration and starvation. Now you can learn this secret in the pages of Taming the Diet Dragon. If you follow the breakthrough concepts and techniques presented in this book, other people will soon be begging you for your weight loss secret. Discover how "languaging" is the key to unlocking limitless possibilities Learn to create your own affirmations Create your own goals Discover how imagery can be the source for your success Uncover the levels of imagery See how languaging and imagery, together, can become your personal "Power Pack" Discover and avoid negative language Learn how to listen to the body With the techniques and information in Taming the Diet Dragon, you will finally stop dieting and start living. You will lose the weight you want to achieve a new level of health and wellbeing. Discover the slender you that is hiding inside. Get Taming the Diet Dragon.
Genre: Health & Fitness, Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide, Pages: 290 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1567183832