Mainstreaming Gender in Development: A Critical Review
Fenella Porter, Caroline Sweetman
Oxfam, 2005 - Social Science - 111 pages
This collection of articles critically assesses the degree to which gender inequality has been addressed in the work of development organizations. Contributors scrutinize the efforts of governments and NGOs, at the national and international levels, in order to assess the difference that gender mainstreaming has made to advancing womene(tm)s interests in development. In addition, they consider the progress that development organizations have made in ensuring womene(tm)s fullest participation at all levels of their own organizations.
Contributions to this volume include case studies from Bolivia, South Africa, India, and Thailand. Among the authors are Caroline Moser, Annalise Moser, Aruna Rao, David Kelleher, and Shamim Meer.
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Page 2 - It is a strategy for making women's as well as men's concerns and experiences an integral dimension in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in all political, economic and societal spheres so that women and men benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated. The ultimate goal is to achieve gender equality.
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Page 26 - ... clubs,12 tended to be overlooked. These roles were not perceived, by either men or women, as 'political' and so were accorded little social status. As Moser states: The fact that men are more likely to be involved in community politics means that the participation of local women as community managers is frequently either invisible or not valued. However, there is also a negative side to women's participation. While their participation is often crucial for project success, this is based on the...
Page 15 - ... conferences, we have achieved far-reaching agreements on gender equality. The challenge now is holding stakeholders — governments, UN agencies, the private sector, and civil society — accountable for implementation. Turning to the implementation of gender mainstreaming, most efforts are considered inconsistent, and generally involve only a few activities, rather than a coherent and integrated process. Sida, for instance, found that interventions showed only 'embryonic evidence' of working...
Page 20 - Notes 1 A systematic analysis was conducted of the following organisations: DFID (UK Department for International Development), CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency), Sida (Swedish International Development Agency), the World Bank, the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank), the ADB (Asian Development Bank), UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), UN Habitat, UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women), Oxfam GB, Hivos (Humanitarian Institute...