Is There Life After Gender Mainstreaming?


Rao, Aruna, and David Kelleher. 2005. “Is There Life After Gender Mainstreaming?” Gender & Development 13 (2): 57–69.

Authors: Aruna Rao, David Kelleher


In the world of feminist activism, we need to ask why change is not happening, what works, and what is next. This article points to the fact that while women have made many gains in the last decade, policies that successfully promote women's empowerment and gender equality are not institutionalized in the day-to-day routines of State, nor in international development agencies. The authors argue for changes which re-delineate who does what, what counts, who gets what, and who decides. They also outline key challenges and ways to envision change and strengthen the capacity of State and development organizations to deliver better on women's rights.

Topics: Feminisms, Gender, Women, Gender Mainstreaming, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Governance, International Organizations, Rights, Women's Rights

Year: 2005

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