Gender and Politics in Practice

Helen Derbyshire, Sam Gibson, David Hudson, Chris Roche, John Cox, Orlanda Siow, Alice Evans, Mark Koenig, Erman Rahman, Bryony Lau, Bambang Ertanto Cahyo Dewa, Debra Ladner, Ceridwen Spark, Jack Corbett

Family cruising along the Tonle Sap Lake in Kampong Phluk, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia | Asian Development Bank
Image: Family cruising along the Tonle Sap Lake in Kampong Phluk, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia | Asian Development Bank

How can a gendered understanding of power and politics make development work more effective? Many development programs tend to look at gender issues and politics separately. Through a series of case studies, this research asks what we can learn from more integrated approaches.

A briefing note highlights five key lessons that emerge from the research. The GAPP publications series also includes:

  • a literature review
  • a context paper, and three in-depth studies that examine how gender and politics came together in social change processes:
    • women political leaders in the Pacific
    • labour reform in Vietnam’s clothing industry
    • transgender empowerment and social inclusion in Indonesia
  • 14 short case studies of development programs that aim to be both politically informed and gender aware, and a synthesis of their key insights

See the team's guest post introducing GAPP findings on From Poverty to Power: How can a gendered understanding of power and politics make development work more effective? (13 February 2018)

GAPP is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Gender Equality Fund and DFAT’s partnership with The Asia Foundation.

Authors


Helen Derbyshire

Helen Derbyshire

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Sam Gibson

Sam Gibson

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David Hudson

David Hudson

Professor of Politics and Development and Director, Developmental Leadership Program

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Chris Roche

Chris Roche

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Orlanda Siow

Orlanda Siow

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Alice Evans

Alice Evans

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Mark Koenig

Mark Koenig

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Erman Rahman

Erman Rahman

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Bryony Lau

Bryony Lau

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Bambang Ertanto Cahyo Dewa

Bambang Ertanto Cahyo Dewa

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Debra Ladner

Debra Ladner

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Ceridwen Spark

Ceridwen Spark

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Jack Corbett

Jack Corbett

Jack Corbett Is Professor of Politics at the University of Southampton.

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Documents


Politically Informed, Gender Aware Programming: Five Lessons From Practice

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From Silos to Synergy: Learning from Politically Informed, Gender Aware Programs

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The Bigger Picture: Gender and Politics in Practice

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Being the First: Women Leaders in the Pacific Islands

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The Politics of Better Work for Women: Vietnam's Garment Industry

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Thinking and Working Politically for Social Inclusion: The Waria of Banjarmasin, Indonesia

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Case Study - Care Australia: Tackling Poverty and Gender Inequality

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Case Study - MAMPU: Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

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Case Study - Pacific Leadership Program: Advocacy for CEDAW in Tonga

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Case Study - Peace Leadership Programme: Women’s leadership in Myanmar

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Case Study - Gender and climate change research in Bangladesh

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Case Study - UN Women: Empowerment in the Asia Pacific

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Case Study - Voices for Change: Women’s empowerment in Nigeria

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Case Study - We Can: Campaign on violence against women

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Case Study - Women in Leadership Support Program: Political representation in the Pacific

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Case Study - Empowerment, Voice and Accountability for Better Health and Nutrition in Pakistan

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Case Study - Mobilising for Development: Accountability for better services in Nigeria

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Case Study - Sudokkho: Skills and employment in Bangladesh

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Case Study - The Enabling State Programme, Nepal

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Case Study - The State Accountability and Voice Initiative in Nigeria

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