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Taking gender and development seriously: supporting Pakistani women who work for rural development


Grünenfelder, Julia (2012). Taking gender and development seriously: supporting Pakistani women who work for rural development. Evidence for Policy / NCCR North-South, (8):online.

Abstract

Development projects in Pakistan are hiring increasing numbers of Pakistani female professionals to work on rural projects that target women in addition to men. However, women development practitioners face many challenges in their work in remote areas. Many of the challenges relate to their gender, such as mobility restrictions placed on women and questions raised about their morality if they take up employment, in particular a job that includes fieldwork. This discourages qualified women from taking on such work. Development organisations must address this issue if they are to adequately serve their female target groups.

Abstract

Development projects in Pakistan are hiring increasing numbers of Pakistani female professionals to work on rural projects that target women in addition to men. However, women development practitioners face many challenges in their work in remote areas. Many of the challenges relate to their gender, such as mobility restrictions placed on women and questions raised about their morality if they take up employment, in particular a job that includes fieldwork. This discourages qualified women from taking on such work. Development organisations must address this issue if they are to adequately serve their female target groups.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:November 2012
Deposited On:20 Feb 2013 17:10
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 17:11
Publisher:NCCR North-South
Free access at:Related URL. An embargo period may apply.
Related URLs:http://www.north-south.unibe.ch/content.php/page/id/327 (Publisher)

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