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Gender, Development, and Diversity

By Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855985318
This collection focuses on implications for development goals of poverty alleviation and human rights. In particular, critiques from Southern women challenge development organisations for their inadequate and inappropriate policy and practice with gender inequality as a key concern.

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  • Synopsis
    Each one of us lives life as a carrier of multiple identities - including gender, race, class and age. The sum of these identities determines our opportunities in life, and empowers or disempowers us, depending on our context. This collection of articles focuses on the implications that this has for development goals of poverty alleviation and human rights. In particular, critiques from Southern women challenge development organisations for their inadequate and inappropriate policy and practice. Development programmes have addressed gender inequality as a key concern, but most organisations have yet to understand how other aspects of difference intersect with gender to unite and divide groups of women from each other. Improving development policy and practice means understanding inequality in its complexity, and developing ways of working which acknowledge difference, rather than suppress it. It means practising as we preach, by transforming our own organisational cultures. This entails confronting issues of power and inequality, and challenging racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination. Contributors to this issue include Ranjani K Murthy, Everjoice Win, and Dorine Plantenga. Case studies come from India, Zimbabwe, Latin America and the UK.
  • Table of Contents
    Editorial
    Caroline Sweetman


    Organisational strategy in India and diverse identities of women: bridging the gap
    Ranjani K.Murthy

    When sharing female identity is not enough: coalition building in the midst of political polarisation in Zimbabwe
    Everjoice J. Win

    Microfinance from the point of view of women with disabilities: lessons from Zabia and Zimbabwe
    Cindy Lewis

    Gender, identity, and diversity: learning from insights gained in transformative gender training
    Dorine Plantenga

    Promoting cultural diversity and the rights of women: the dilemmas in 'intersectionality' for development organisations
    Liesbeth van der Hoogte and Koos Kingma

    Diversity in Oxfam GB: engaging the head and turning the heart
    Bimla Ojelay-Surtees

    Poverty reduction policy responses to gender and social diversity in Uganda
    Dereje Wordofa

    Empowerment through activism: responding to domestic violence in the South Asian community in London
    Aisha Gill and Gulshun Rehman

    Resources
    Compiled by Erin Leigh


    Publications
    Journals
    Electronic resources
    Briefing papers and tools
    Organisations
    Conferences
  • Details
    Sub Title No
    Author Caroline Sweetman
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 92
    Format Paperback / softback
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