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Women and girls form the majority of those living in poverty. Achieving gender justice is a matter of basic rights and also a key means of addressing poverty.

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change
8 pages

Reemer, Thies

Publication date
15 Jul 2015



Working in Gender and Development

Case study

Despite abundant evidence about their importance, unpaid care work and unequal division of labour between women and men are largely invisible in development policy and programmes. This case study of a value chain development (VCD) programme in Uganda argues that it is possible to change gender norms and relations that have existed for generations, and that this improves development outcomes significantly – but it takes deliberate effort and planning.