Strategic Gender Mainstreaming in Oxfam GB


Dawson, Elsa. 2005. “Strategic Gender Mainstreaming in Oxfam GB.” Gender & Development 13 (2): 80–89.

Author: Elsa Dawson


This article describes and assesses a strategy to mainstream gender issues in the South America region of Oxfam GB, both in its programme and in the organisation's internal systems and procedures. The experience shows that relating gender equality to strategic thinking is key to its effective incorporation into a programme. If staff do not see gender equality as a central part of what they are meant to be working on, they are unlikely to dedicate time to it. This depends both on managerial clarity and written plans.

Topics: Gender, Gender Mainstreaming, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, International Organizations

Year: 2005

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