The Orthodoxy of Gender Mainstreaming

  title={The Orthodoxy of Gender Mainstreaming},
  author={Ingrid Palmary and Lorena N{\'u}ňez},
  journal={Journal of Health Management},
  pages={65 - 78}
Gender mainstreaming has itself become something of a mainstream practice in much development work. As the theory and practice of mainstreaming has developed so too have a range of debates over what exactly gender mainstreaming can contribute to development. This article reflects on a gender mainstreaming intervention in the East African region to explore the role that gender mainstreaming can play in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. In this article we discuss how gender… 

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