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Is there life after gender mainstreaming?

By: Aruna Rao and David Kelleher

In the world of feminist activism, the time is ripe for reflection and review. We need to ask why change is not happening, what works, and what is next. This article points to the fact that while women have made many gains in the last decade, policies that successfully promote women’s empowerment and gender equality are not institutionalised in the day-to-day routines of State, nor in international development agencies. We argue for changes which re-delineate who does what, what counts, who gets what, and who decides. We also argue for changes in the institutions that mediate resources, and
women’s access, voice, and influence. We outline key challenges, as well as ways to envision change and strengthen the capacity of State and development organisations to deliver better on women’s rights.

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One thought on “Is there life after gender mainstreaming?”

  1. Vijaya Mahajan says:

    The title is interesting! as we see the gender is more talked about in plocies and programmes but a little change we see around us.The violence sgainst women in public places seems increasing .So,what’s missing? or why does it not working? It seems mainstraming is a long journey for the life after.

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