Working in Gender & Development
Gender, Business and Enterprise
Caroline Sweetman, Ruth Pearson
Business and enterprise should support gender justice and women's rights, but the reality is most women worldwide barely earn enough for survival. Why are women producers more likely than men to live hand-to-mouth, trapped in the least profitable and powerful parts of the economy? And what strategie...
Climate Change and Gender Justice
Climate change is often framed as a problem that needs mainly technical and economic solutions. Climate Change and Gender Justice considers how gender issues are entwined with people’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change, and how gender identities and roles may affect women’s and men’s pe...
Gender, Development and Care
Deepta Chopra, Caroline Sweetman
Care is a social good; it not only sustains and reproduces society, but also underpins all development progress. Yet the vast majority of care work is done free, at home; and it is widely seen as a female responsibility. This gender division of labour has profound implications for women and girls –...
Gender, Faith, and Development
Faith-based organizations have long been involved in charitable and development activities. However, the emerging openness to thinking about and engaging with religion in development raises some important questions. Does religious engagement in development policy and practice risk harming already fr...
Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Caroline Sweetman, Kimberly Bowman
How much have development programmes supported women in their daily lives, and in their struggles for equality and justice? Important though it is for development interventions to be accountable to funders, they are equally responsible to the women and men with whom they work. Monitoring and evaluat...
Gender and Inequalities
Naila Kabeer, Caroline Sweetman
As many countries experience increased economic growth they also undergo widening inequalities between classes, castes and sexes. Inequalities of any kind threaten to destabilize the fabric of society, and affect the rich and the poor, exacerbating tensions and crime as well as creating injustice an...
Gender and the Economic Crisis
Ruth Pearson, Caroline Sweetman
The current global economic crisis is expected to lead to millions more people being pushed into extreme poverty. The effects are profoundly different for women and men, and the existing gender inequalities and power imbalances mean that additional problems are falling disproportionately on those wh...
Gender and Water Sanitation and Hygiene
At birth and death, and each day in between, individual human need for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is near constant. While WASH is intensely personal, it is also about power, inequality, development and social justice. Inadequate WASH provision both results from and causes continuing povert...
Working with Men for Gender Equality
Working with men on gender equality is essential to challenge patriarchal constraints that men experience in their own lives. Authors here share experience of working with men to question traditional ideas about masculinity. Men rejecting these norms are not only happier, but are also critical allie...
Caroline Sweetman, Imogen Davies
There are more young people today than ever before, and many countries in the global South have youth populations which make up well over half of the total. Against the backdrop of the #MeToo and #AidToo revelations, sexual abuse and harassment, and targeting and persecution by governments is a real...