Easy-to-Use Guide for Mainstreaming Gender

  • Femnet

Central to FEMNET'S vision is the empowerment of women and the promotion of  gender equality which  is  also one of  the Millennium Development  Goals
(MDGs) aimed at alleviating world poverty by 2015. MDG 3 specifically looks at the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women. Gender equality is
also entrenched in Article 2 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights onthe Rights of  Women in Africa.
Gender  mainstreaming  was  the overall strategy  adopted  in  the 1995  Beijing Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women to support the goal
of Gender Equality. The political rationale for this strategy follows on from what Feminist advocates had been struggling to establish, which is to ensure that gender
is not at the margins of development practice, but rather gender should be brought into center stage of development (Razavi, 1997).

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décembre 2013