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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 12 Making a difference: integrating gender analysis into PRA training


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 12 Making a difference: integrating gender analysis into PRA training Irene Guijt Introduction personal biases, experiences and agendas, all of which shape the final analysis. Therefore, As the most basic tenet of PRA is the need for without a gender-conscious trainer or gender- `full community participation' in development, sensitive trainees, gender issues are not likely it would appear to follow that community to be raised during any subsequent use of PRA diversity is explored rigorously and without by those who have been trained. Moreover, questioning. Yet the reality of much PRA many PRA practitioners continue to think that gender-sensitivity just means consulting fieldwork bears witness to a marked lack of women, as well as men. Few have a deeper understanding about gender1 as an important understanding of what gender means, how it is axis of such social diversity. Typically the diagrams that result from a specific discussion manifested and how it affects individual will bear a caption such as: "Village Resource development options. Any value which might Map, drawn by the villagers of .". Only in arise from equal consultation of women and very rare cases will these `villagers' fully men in a PRA ...

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