Gender Worksby Fenella Porter, Caroline Sweetman, Ines Smyth
This important new book is a multi-authored contribution to development debates on integrating gender issues into development institutions. The specially commissioned articles in Gender Works chart the experience of Oxfam in turning words into action on gender issues. It is a major contribution to the literature on "Gender in Development" and to the broader field of integrating gender issues into organizations. This will be a key book for development researchers, practitioners, academics, and policy makers all over the world. Contributors are from South and North, women and men; working for or with Oxfam GB and other national Oxfams including Oxfam America and Novib.
The book is in seven sections, each with an overview and between 4 and 6 papers. Introduction: In the name of gender; Management of gender issues; Organizational procedures; Evolution and solutions: The history of gender issues; Working at different levels; Challenges of implementation; Learning and good practice.
· A clear and critical analysis of failures as well as successes in integrating gender into the work and structures of a major development NGO
· Practical contribution to the field, including an account of what really happened to one of the leading practitioners in the field
· A readable account which combines personal/professional experiences with analytical points. 'Gender Works' is organized in five sections:
1. The Challenges of Implementation
2. Organizational culture and procedures
3. The role of the specialist team
4. Working at different levels
5. Building capacity
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Meet the Author
Fenella Porter is a lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London, and has over 20 years' experience in development and gender work and research.
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