From ‘gender equality and ‘women’s empowerment’ to global justice: reclaiming a transformative agenda for gender and development

  title={From ‘gender equality and ‘women’s empowerment’ to global justice: reclaiming a transformative agenda for gender and development},
  author={Andrea Cornwall and Althea Maria Rivas},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={396 - 415}
The language of ‘gender equality’ and ‘women’s empowerment’ was mobilised by feminists in the 1980s and 1990s as a way of getting women’s rights onto the international development agenda. Their efforts can be declared a resounding success. The international development industry has fully embraced these terms. From international NGOs to donor governments to multilateral agencies the language of gender equality and women’s empowerment is a pervasive presence and takes pride of place among their… 
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