Publication
Title
Mainstreaming gender in European Union development cooperation with Sub-Saharan Africa : promising numbers, narrow contents, telling silences
Author
Abstract
This article examines gender mainstreaming in European Union development cooperation with sub-Saharan African countries through quantitative and qualitative analyses of policy programming documents to evaluate whether a shift has been made from a conservative Women in Development paradigm to a transformative Gender and Development paradigm. First, a quantitative analysis assesses language, format and budgets. Next, a qualitative analysis embarks on a deeper reading of how gender (in)equality is framed and who has been given voice. We conclude that gender mainstreaming is only partly applied in a transformative way. The limited space for African civil society voices as well as the European Union's concerns about its global role and its internal legitimacy are suggested as explanations.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International development planning review. - Liverpool, 2002, currens
Publication
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2012
ISSN
1478-3401 [online]
1474-6743 [print]
Volume/pages
34:3(2012), p. 319-338
ISI
000305593500006
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 11.10.2013
Last edited 07.08.2017