Weekes-Vagliani, Winifred

Participatory Development and Gender: Articulating Concepts and Cases

This paper begins with an explanation of the need for a gender perspective in the participatory development field. Subsequently it examines some of the obstacles to achieveing goals, such as cultural beliefs and practices, and ways of surmounting these obstacles. Various positions in the debate in regard to the project paradigm, social actors versus communities as entities and women's organisations and participatory issues are also presented.