Mainstreaming from Beijing to Ghana – the role of the women's movement in Ghana

  title={Mainstreaming from Beijing to Ghana – the role of the women's movement in Ghana},
  author={Diana H{\o}jlund Madsen},
  journal={Gender \& Development},
  pages={573 - 584}
  • D. H. Madsen
  • Published 1 November 2012
  • Sociology
  • Gender & Development
Commitment to gender mainstreaming has been expressed worldwide as a result of the Beijing conference in 1995. The introduction of gender mainstreaming in the Beijing Platform for Action was regarded as a victory for gender ambassadors from the South, including the women's movements. However, an empirical study from Ghana on the processes of ‘translating’ gender mainstreaming into practice demonstrates that gender mainstreaming has not lived up to the expectations for transformation – the… 

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