Including Women's Voices? Gender Mainstreaming in EU and SADC Development Strategies for Southern Africa

  title={Including Women's Voices? Gender Mainstreaming in EU and SADC Development Strategies for Southern Africa},
  author={P. Debusscher and M. Hulse},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  pages={559 - 573}
This article examines gender mainstreaming in European Union (EU) development policy towards southern Africa. The aim is to detect how gender (in)equality in southern Africa is framed by the EU, and the extent to which this overlaps with Southern African Development Community (SADC) and civil society framing of gender (in)equality. We also explore potential reasons for the overlap and mismatch of frames. Using the methodology of critical frame analysis, EU policy programming documents are… Expand
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