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From the Publisher"This is a book with a difference. These honest accounts give an unusual insight into the way a self-reflective organization grapples with gender subordination in a cross-cultural context."
" A brave book that tackles the successes and failures in Oxfam's attempts to make its institutional structures more women friendly. This book tells us what works and what doesn't, and why when an organization sets about taking gender seriously. A 'must read' for all development practitioners."
"This remarkable book is an honest reflection upon the many challenges which Oxfam has faced in its efforts to integrate gender into its work and culture over the past fifteen years. The articles by staff from around the world include specific case studies from implementation in the field, and from international networking and advocacy, but much of the book is devoted to questions of organizational culture, the role of a specialist team and the issues around building capacity in the organization. It has excellent detail on structures and attitudes, and on the balancing act between work and personal life, particularly for women with children. It is a unique text on gender and organization, which will become required reading for women's units everywhere, and for anyone who has faced the challenge of trying to get gender equality taken seriously....it is also a very entertaining read."