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Bypassing districts? Implications of sector-wide approaches and decentralization for integrating gender equity in Uganda and Kenya

Elsey, H., Kilonzo, N., Tolhurst, Rachel and Molyneux, C. (2005) 'Bypassing districts? Implications of sector-wide approaches and decentralization for integrating gender equity in Uganda and Kenya'. Health Policy and Planning, Vol 20, Issue 3, pp. 150-157.

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Abstract

While the concept of gender mainstreaming has gained acceptance among many national and international development organizations, many obstacles are faced in translating the concept into tangible improvements in the health and well-being of women and men. This paper presents two qualitative case studies, one from Kenya and one from Uganda, of experiences of mainstreaming gender at district level; experiences which are set against the context of decentralization and sector-wide approaches (SWAPs). The conceptual framework of social movement theory, as used by Hafner-Burton and Pollack, is drawn upon to analyze the findings of both case studies. This paper has been written in conjunction with a paper by Theobald et al. which explores gender mainstreaming at national level.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 20.5 Research (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > International Health Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czi017
Depositing User: Ms Julia Martin
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 10:18
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:02
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1892

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