Politics of the Possible: Gender Mainstreaming and Organisational Change: Experiences from the Field

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November 2006



This book examines the early attempts of organizations in South Asia and the Middle East to mainstream gender equality within their mission and their work, as a part of the Gender Route project initiated by NOVIB between 1996 and 2003.


Foreword About the authors Acronyms Chapter 1 - Situating the Politics of the Possible 1.1 Situating the 'Politics of the Possible' 1.1.1 WID, GAD and Gender Mainstreaming 1.1.2 Gender Equality and Organisational Change Gender, organisational development and the development sector 1.2 The Gender Focus Programme 1.2.1 Background to the Gender Focus Programme 1.2.2 Characteristics of the Gender Focus Programme 1.2.3 The focus of the book: GFP in South Asia and the Middle East Chapter 2 - The Agenda for Change 2.1 Participating Organisations and Gender Equality: where they started 2.1.1 Introducing the nine-box tool 2.2 Using the Nine-box Tool: the Process 2.2.1 Key lessons 2.2.2 Using the nine-box tool: the diagnosis 2.2.3 A different diagnosis: the case of CHA 2.2.4 Interpreting the self-diagnosis 2.3 The Gender and Organisational Change Route 2.3.1 What did they want to achieve: setting the objectives and outcomes 2.3.2 How did they want to achieve it? Understanding the work plans 2.3.4 The Bermuda Triangle: the change model proposed in the work plans Chapter 3 - Making Change Happen 3.1 The Gender Infrastructure 3.1.1 Broad-basing responsibility for gender equitable development 3.1.2 Where broad-basing did not work 3.2 Making the Work Place Habitable for Women and Men 3.2.1 The gendered nature of organisations 3.2.2 Getting more women in 3.2.3 Getting more women into the field 3.2.4 Recognising and providing for women's reproductive role 3.2.5 Getting women into leadership and management 3.3 Inverting the Change Triangle: the Gender Debate 3.3.1 Training as space 3.3.2 The gender debate as space for learning about equality 3.3.3 'Voice': the other side of the gender debate 3.3.4 The inverted change triangle 3.4 Stepping out of the Nine-box Tool: GFP as a Tool for 'Mainstreaming' Gender Equality in the Field 3.4.1 A different set of tools for mainstreaming gender equality in the field 3.4.2 Integrating gender issues in the mainstream 3.4.3 Transforming the mainstream: mobilising for women's strategic interests Summary of key points made in this chapter Chapter 4 - Revisiting Change 4.1 The Status of Gender Mainstreaming 4.2 The GFP today 4.3 Gender and organisational change as a gender mainstreaming strategy Annex 1- The nine-box tool: framework for gender organisational diagnosis Annex 2- Maps of the partners' analysis and change routes developed by Gerard Steehouwer Annex 3- GFP partner objectives and expected outcomes Annex 4- The context of the partners Bibliography


Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D, is a social anthropologist specialized in social development with a focus on gender and development. Dr Mukhopadhyay is the Area Leader for Social Development and Gender Equity for KIT Development Policy & Practice where she is responsible for programme development with a special focus on gender, citizenship and governance and rights-based approaches in development.
EAN: 9780855985707
ISBN: 0855985704
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: 168 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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