Developing a life course approach to women’s rights and gender equality

November 2018

In this think piece, Kate Horstead considers the impact of structural inequalities across the entire life course, suggesting that this is an important area that needs more research and analysis.

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Putting gender in political economy analysis: why it matters and how to do it

Putting gender in political economy analysis: why it matters and how to do it

May 2018

Political economy analysis can help practitioners to understand the distribution of power and resources in a society and the implications for their programmatic objectives. However, political economy analysis has overwhelmingly ignored one of the most pervasive systems of power in society – that of gender. A gendered political economy analysis explicitly examines how gender and other social inequalities shape people’s access to power and resources, and ensures that the perspectives of women inform the process, content and use of the analysis.

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Untangling Gender Mainstreaming: A Theory of Change based on experience and reflection

Untangling Gender Mainstreaming: A Theory of Change based on experience and reflection

March 2015

This paper, produced by the GADN Gender Mainstreaming Working Group, explores the concept and practicalities of gender mainstreaming. It draws on learning from staff with responsibility for gender mainstreaming in nine UK based international Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and their Southern based partner organisations; wider discussions with GADN members and women’s rights activists; as well as the personal experiences and reflections of the authors. It elaborates a Theory of Change setting out the component parts of gender mainstreaming, how these relate to each other, and how they collectively contribute towards the wider goal of gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. 
 

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