Gender concepts

Gender Transformative Programming: Engaging Men in Gender Equality and Health: A Global Toolkit for Action

This toolkit provides activities for gender issues, including understanding gender-and-sex, gender based violence, encouraging men's roles as fathers, HIV status and prevention, maternal and child health, and various case studies on each of these issues. The toolkits on Gender and Sex, Sexual Identities, Gender Based Violence, and Policy and Advocacy are particularly helpful. Each activity includes objectives, time, materials, and procedure. Most are designed to be thought and discussion provoking.

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Sexuality: a Missing dimension in Development.

Runeborg discusses how sexuality plays a role in development beyond issues of health or gender equality. She outlines definitions of sexuality and explains the links between gender, sexuality, and women's empowerment, noting that both gender and sexuality are about power and politics and are concerned with ‰ÛÏnorms that permit and constrain certain forms of social and sexual expression.‰Û Although sexuality and gender are related, Runeborg notes that it is not enough to assume that gender work will address sexuality, or that work with sexuality will address gender issues.

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Working Paper

Gender and Development: Concept and Definitions Prepared for the Department for Internaitonal Development.

Reeves and Baden supply definitions for concepts that are central to gender issues and development thinking, including gender and sex.

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Glossary