Development: Gender Matters

June 1, 2011 at 10:54 am Leave a comment

This article from the journal Gender, Technology and Development provides a striking illustration of the importance of understanding gender relationships when designing development programs.  “Empowerment and Disempowerment of Forest Women in Uttarakhand, India” examines the community impacts of a World Bank-funded forestry project.  “Instead of increasing women’s empowerment, the top-down interventions… are doing the opposite by disrupting and marginalizing their own struggles and achievements, transferring power and authority to the forest department and local elite men,” the author notes.

Read more: http://gtd.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/5/3/341

 

 

 

 

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