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Gender is Not a Sensitive Issue: Institutionalising a gender-oriented participatory approach in Siavonga, Zambia

Christiane Frischmuth

Report/paper, 19 pages

Gender is often inherent in the notion of participatory development, but not automatically addressed. Without addressing the issue of gender, and without the techniques for addressing and understanding the issue in the day to day activities of extension staff, participatory extension practices will not necessarily improve livelihoods. This paper describes how an agricultural extension department in Zambia attempted to understand gender relationships and adjust methods and messages to them.

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  • IIED code: 6133IIED
  • Published: 1997 - IIED
  • Area: Zambia
  • Theme: Gender
  • Series: Gatekeeper 72
  • ISBN: 1-84369-378-0
  • ISSN: 1357 9258
  • Language: English

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Gender is still largely considered to be about women rather than about a vital dynamic in society. And often gender issues are seen as a concern of the global north. The interlocking of production and social reproduction, the formal and informal sectors, and the constantly evolving relations between men and women, and between younger and older generations, are at the heart of this dynamic. A strong analysis of gender and generation is crucial to understanding power imbalances and being able to influence them.

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