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Gender in Policy and Planning: Mainstreamed? Manipulated? Or Sidelined?

14:00 - 17:00 26 March 2014

Location: 118 Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street, London WC1N 1PF

UN Fourth World Conference on Women: Beijing 1995. Photo Credit: UN/DPI 051331/Zhang Yan Hui

In this 60th anniversary year, the DPU is also celebrating the 30 years of the DPU’s Gender Policy and Planning Programme (GPPP). To mark this occasion along with International Women’s Day 2014, the DPU with the Bloomsbury Gender Network (BGN) will host a half day colloquium to take stock of gender mainstreaming in international development.

The DPU’s GPPP encompasses an international programme of teaching, action research, policy advice and institutional capacity building. In its 30 year history, the GPPP has been engaged in the development of theory and methodology to develop a transformatory approach to mainstream a gender perspective in policy, planning and research and to explore gender relations in democratic governance, with a particular emphasis on advancing gender justice and the empowerment of women. (website link to GPPP)

The BGN is a network of colleagues working on gender who are interested in sharing seminars, research and resources across the Bloomsbury universities. The BGN runs an annual event to celebrate International Women’s Day.


14.00 Welcome and Introduction
14.15 Feminist Bureaucrats: changing organisations from the margins – Rosalind Eyben (Honorary Professorial Fellow, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex)

Where is Gender Planning – Caroline Moser

(Emeritus Professor, University of Manchester)

14.50 Discussion – led by Elaine Unterhalter (IOE)

Tracing gender in a national South African literacy initiative: the contradictions of visible

absences – Charlotte Nussey (IOE)

15.30 Women’s political participation and the politics of gender equality in Jordan – Marta Pietrobelli (SOAS)
15.45 Discussion
16.00 Break
16.30 Manipulating health policy: Women’s health in public private partnerships – Jasmine Gideon (Birkbeck)
16.45 DFID’s Strategic Vision for Women and Girls: lessons Learnt – Jen Marshall (Head of Profession Social Development, DFID)

Policy and social change: What can we learn from gender mainstreaming? – Caren Levy (DPU, UCL)

17.30 Discussion
17.45 Close

Please register to attend (tickets are free): http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-in-policy-and-planning-mainstreamed-manipulated-side-lined-tickets-10991651325

Enquiries: Please email Charley for further information (at charley.nussey@gmail.com)

Further information about the Bloomsbury Gender Network: http://sites.google.com/site/bloomsburygendernetwork/home

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