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Gender Works

By Fenella Porter
ISBN: 9780855984076
Covers the challenges of implementing Oxfam's innovative gender policy: of promoting gender-aware development and emergency work; of influencing organisational culture and of working with the international women's movement to promote gender equality.

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  • Synopsis
    Based on a participatory process involving many Oxfam GB staff, Gender Works gives a multi-faceted account of the organisation's attempt to intergrate gender issues into its work and culture over the past 15 years. It is an important book for development poliy-makers and practitioners as well as academic researchers. The 36 contributers include women and men from all over the world who work for or with Oxfam GB and other national Oxfams. Individual articles are short and to the point, reflecting the personal experiences of both managers and community-level workers. They cover the challenges of implementing Oxfam's innovative gender policy: of promoting gender-aware development and emergency work; of influencing organisational culture and of working with the international women's movement to promote gender equality.
  • Table of Contents
    * Preface
    David Bryer

    * Introduction
    Fenella Porter, Ines Smyth, and Caroline Sweetman

    * Timeline


    1. The challenges of implementation


    * Much ado about knitting: the experience of Bosfam (Bosnia)
    Usha Kar

    * Men in the kitchen, women in the office? Working on gender issues in Ethiopia
    Feleke Tadele

    * Gender concerns in emergencies
    Fiona Gell

    * Gender in times of war (El Salvador)
    Martha Thompson

    * Bringing it back home: Gender and poverty in the UK
    Geraldine Terry

    * Representative systems and accountability structures in refugee settlements in Ikafe, Uganda
    Judy Adoko

    * Mind the gap: How what we do differs from what we say (Burkina Faso)
    Alice Iddi

    * The spaces between the weave: Building alliances at the grassroots (Pakistan)
    Maryam Iqbal


    1. Organisational culture and procedures


    * Changing the rules: Implementing a gender policy through organisational procedures
    Bridget Walker

    * Two steps forward, one step back: Experiences from Cambodia
    Visha Padmanabhan

    * Gender: Assessing the impact
    Elsa Dawson

    * A rose by any other name: Feminism in development NGOs
    Ines Smyth

    * Personal management in crisis: Experience from Afghanistan
    Sue Emmott

    * Rhetoric to reality: A psychological approach
    Wendy Carson

    * Setting up the Oxfam nursery
    The editors with thanks to Norman Clift


    3. The role of a specialist team


    * Chronicle of a death fortold: The birth and death of Oxfam GB's Gender and Development Unit
    Suzanne Williams

    * GADU remembered: Some reflections on the early years
    Tina Wallace

    * Fairytales and feminism: Volunteering in the Gender Team
    Alison Farrell

    * Middle-aged man seeks gender team
    Chris Roche


    4. Working at different levels


    * Regional cohesion and gender in the Middle East programme
    Lina Abu-Habib and Omar Traboulsi

    * The experience of Beijing from a Zambian perspective
    Lucy Muyoyeta

    * Women's Eyes on the World Bank: Intergrating gender equity into advocacy work
    Lydia Williams

    * Gender and diversity in Oxfam international
    Ellen Sprenger and Diane Biray Gregorio

    * Harmonising gender and development: The GAD fund in South Africa
    Penny Plowman and Josette Cole

    * Gender means doing things differently: Lessons from Oxfam's Women's Linking Project
    Candida March

    * Participation and management in Soutgh Asia:Gender transformation in the AGRA South network
    Kanchan Sinha


    5. Building capacity


    * From the slipstream to the mainstream: Incorporating gender into The Oxfam Handbook of Development and Relief
    Deborah Eade

    * The 'cutting edge' of practice? Publishing, gender, and diversity in Oxfam GB
    Caroline Sweetman

    * Making visible the invisible: the work of the gender resource centre
    Sue Smith

    * A history of gender training in Oxfam
    Jan Seed

    * Academic reality: From theory to practice
    Rajni Khanna

    * Gender training for policy implementers: Only a partial solution
    Fenella Porter and Ines Smyth

    * Appendix: Gender and development - Oxfam's policy for its programme
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Fenella Porter
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 356
    Format Paperback / softback
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