This issue of in brief traces synergies and tensions between gender and participation in development practice. The lead article cites the importance of mainstreaming gender-aware and participatory approaches for equity; there are two case studies concerned with entrenched resistance to equity within organisations; a final article considers the incorporation of gender into poverty reduction strategies advocated by the World Bank.
This pack contains four documents drawing together the themes of gender and participation. It has also been translated into Arabic. The documents are as follows: (1) Gender and Participation - Overview Report (Supriya Akerkar) 31 pp. This report looks at convergences between approaches to gender and to participation, how these have been played out, and how they have been or could be constructively integrated into projects, programmes, policies and institutions. (2) Report Summary 4 pp (3) Gender and Participation - Support Resources Collection (Emma Bell and Paola Brambilla) 43 pp.