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Working Paper

IDS working papers;27

Integrating Gender into Environmental Research and Policy

Published on 1 January 1996

Many interventions in the environment sector have given women a role in projects in the hope that this would assist the project as well as benefiting women themselves. But across a whole range of sectors, outcomes have often been disappointing and sometimes even damaging to women.

Women have often been treated, in effect, as a source of cheap labour, and have been sidelined in the management of projects. This study looks at the reasons why this has happened, blaming it on a flawed conceptualisation of gender relations that ignores the differing interests of men and women. Recommendations on how women’s interests can be better safeguarded are proposed.

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authors
Joekes, S., Green, C. and Leach, M.
journal
IDS Working Paper, issue 27
isbn
1 85864 014 8
language
English

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