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    Empowering marginalized community with an innovative technology

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    AbstractThe Malaysian government is aggressive in its innovations in information and computer technology. However, the senior citizens are left behind, mainly due to fear of technology or having low or zero ICT literacy. This paper reports on the usage of a simplified technological device and its impact at two sites in Malaysia. The respondents’ fear towards technology was reduced and they developed interests and needs to seek information online. To conclude, to ensure people's acceptance and ICT adoption, any initiatives to bridge digital divide must consider the A4I2 framework which was developed to prosper the initiative of bridging digital divide in Malaysia which include access, adaptability, acceptance, attitude, innovation and inclusion

    Well-Being Assessment of Youth in Urban Marginalized Community

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    This paper examines the well-being of eight domains  of youth in the marginalized urban community. Study area was at Low Cost Housing Project of Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur. Four hundred of youth age between 15 – 25 years old has been selected by stratified sampling. The average of well-being score is intermediate  for the whole sample. However, the male score is slightly higher compared to female. Moral values show the highest score whilst participation in the community shows the lowest score for both male and female. As a conclusion, there is intermediate score of well-being  of youth in the urban marginalized community.© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.Keywords: Well-being; marginalized; community; yout

    Subaltern Agency and Economic Resilience of Marginalized Community in Aceh

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    This article examines the gender practices of a marginal community based on economic resilience among traditional women parking attendants in Aceh, Indonesia. It specifically aims to challenge the framing of prior scholarship, which generally states that the daily gender practice of the marginal Muslim community does not provide ample room for a woman’s autonomy. The data was collected using semi-structural interviews and non-participatory observations of ten traditional women parking attendants in Langsa, Aceh. Using the concepts of agency, the article shows the way the women of a marginal community formulate and redefine gender relations in their socio-cultural sphere. Finally, the finding shows the ambivalences and the contribution of the gender practice within the marginal community in Aceh over the enrichment of gender equality discourse in Muslim societies.==========================================================================================================ABSTRAK - Agensi Subaltern dan Resiliensi Ekonomi Kaum Marginal di Aceh. Artikel ini membahas praktik gender komunitas marjinal berdasarkan resiliensi ekonomi perempuan petugas parkirt radisional di Aceh, Indonesia. Secara spesifik, studi ini bertujuan menantang pembingkaian kesarjanaan terdahulu yang mayoritas menyatakan praktik gender sehari-hari komunitas Muslim marjinal tidak memberi ruang memadai terhadap otonomi perempuan. Data dikumpulkan melalui wawancara semi terstruktur dan observasi non-partisipatoris terhadap sepuluh petugas parkir perempuan tradisional di Langsa, Aceh. Hasil analisis dengan konsep agensi, tulisan ini memperlihatkan cara dimana perempuan pada komunitas marjinal memformulasi dan meredefinisirelasi gender dalam ruang sosio-kulturalnya. Temuan kajian juga memperlihatkan ambivalensi dan kontribusi praktik gender dalam komunitas marjinal di Aceh terhadap pengayaan wacana kesetaraan gender dalam masyarakat Muslim

    Power Within. I\u27m New to Putting Me First

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    I’m kinda in this new space where my space is my space and I don’t care about nobody but me, only me (Samoht, 2019,0:56). In a field that exists at the exigency of civil policymakers, tranquil institutional borders, and the revolving demand for connected- ness, I’m new to putting me first. No one is below me, but I understand the need for integrated clarity—valuing the basic needs of my existence in the workplace. In this article, I outline how social media, Hip-Hop, and non-violence communication strategies enabled me to protect my space and reduce burnout as a scholar-practitioner

    Examining Research Issues of Power and Privilege within a Gender-Marginalized Community

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    This research practice article presents the ethical dilemmas and decision-making of a White transgender researcher (Author A), who conducted a qualitative case study of resiliency among three transsexual women of Mexican origin who worked as entertainers in south and central Texas. The study, conducted within a community in which both the researcher and participants were a part and in which they had all experienced varying degrees of marginalization, presented a number of unique characteristics from the onset that became more embedded as the study developed and concluded. In the absence of a guiding body of literature from her own profession, Author A leveraged ethical guidance from a multidisciplinary body of literature. We present this article in an effort to guide best practice in conducting intragroup qualitative studies

    Educational Policy Implementation in Highly Marginalized Community of Nepal: An Equity Perspective

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    Last march 2013, when I went to Chitwan and Makawanpur district where I got a chance to visit Chepang community and found that the life style of Chepang and living stander of them were totally different than others. Children were playing and staying at home and no one is going to the school. But even they were happy in their day to day life. They had their own culture, honesty, friendly behaviors and helping nature to each others. Then I remembered government public policy for marginalized group and asked myself why public policy is not able to address and implement with equity perspective toward the Chapang community. So, this article argues that policy implementation in flat is not appropriate. If so happened that cannot give desired result and impact in community because of existing socio cultural, political and economic context of the particular community. This article explains public policy implementation with equity perspectives on policy design for disadvantaged community in educational sectors. It tries to see the application of blanket approach based education policy in Nepal and elaborate the ideas with reference to a case study of Chepang community. Keywords: Chepang community, national and public policy, equity, disadvantaged community, implementation, decision making

    Food Insecurity in Bloomington-Normal: How a Grocery Cooperative Might Help Meet the Needs of Low-Income Residents

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    The purpose of this report is to understand the current food needs of marginalized community-members in the Bloomington-Normal area, to learn how Green Top Grocery may help improve food security among these residents, and to ascertain viable mechanisms to encourage involvement in the cooperative among a diversity of local residents. The findings are based on data from three focus groups and nine key-informant interviews conducted in the Bloomington-Normal community. Key findings most relevant to Green Top’s goal of encouraging a diverse membership include the following: Green Top may wish to use existing networks to build trust in the Bloomington-Normal community, keeping in mind they will need communicate in multiple languages; Green Top could educate the public about what a grocery cooperative is; Green Top could consider the needs of marginalized community members when making infrastructure decisions such was where to locate their store. A number of other findings are discussed. In conclusion, additional research is highly recommended for Green Top to move forward with their goals

    Marginalized community effort to improve environmental quality of poor settlement along riverbank

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    Currently, many people live in urban areas and more than 30% of them live in slums or squatter settlements. Urbanization is one of the most transformative trends occurring worldwide, especially in developing countries like Indonesia. At present, more than half of the total population in Indonesia lives in urban areas. The dominance of the urban population shows the urgency to make the urban environment inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable as it is intended to be realized through Goal No. 11 - SDGs 2030. Cities require large spaces and are a major source of wealth and centers of innovation, culture, and politics. The urban area has become the most important arena for people, including low-income communities that live in informal urban spaces that develop spontaneously. This article will share research experiences on the settlements of marginalized communities. With the help of several institutions, the communities are trying to improve the quality of their settlements to become inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The method used in this research is the descriptive-qualitative method exploring the potential and resources within urban kampong to improve the quality of urban poor settlements. With the discovery of informal urban space patterns and community efforts to improve the quality of their settlements, a sustainable development strategy can be developed to improve urban areas inhabited by low-income people

    The Empowerment of Marginalized Community (Street Vendors) for Developing Creative Economy in Payakumbuh City West Sumatra

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    This study generally aimed to find a model for empowerment of the marginalized community of street vendors for developing creative economy in Payakumbuh City, West Sumatra. While specifically this study aimed to get an overview of: 1) the City Government's efforts in the empowerment of street vendors, and 2) the degree of success of the empowerment program of street vendors by the City Government. This study uses qualitative approach. Data collected through questionnaire, interview, observation, and documentation study in several government agencies and the street vendors in Payakumbuh, West Sumatra Province. Respondents in this study consisted of street vendors with business types of vegetables, fruits, accessories, foods, beverages, and other culinary merchants.Using frequency and percentage tests on responses by 445 respondents of street vendors and some informants in Payakumbuh city, West Sumatra, this study tested some aspects of marginalized community empowerment program Payakumbuh City. The findings of this study indicate that: 1) The empowerment of marginal urban communities (street vendors)by Payakumbuh Government has been running quite well; and 2) The level ofsuccess of the street vendors empowerment programs by the Payakumbuh Government during the time is still categorized as quite well, especially when it is measured based on capital movement of the street vendors
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