Gender Mainstreaming

Changing the course of development?

Authored by: Caroline Sweetman

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development

Print publication date:  February  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415829083
eBook ISBN: 9780203383117
Adobe ISBN: 9781134094714


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In 2011–2012, the journal Gender & Development 1 instigated a discussion between women’s rights activists and gender and development policymakers and practitioners on the progress of gender mainstreaming. Gender mainstreaming is an approach to women’s rights and gender issues, widely adopted by governments and development institutions of all sizes, shapes and hues after it acquired currency at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China, in 1995.

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