Gender equality norms in international development politics
DIIS seminar presenting the conclusions of the three-year international collaborative research programme, GLONO, coordinated by DIIS
In international development, norms on gender and gender equality have a significant course of life as a contested yet inevitable element of the concept of development itself.
Furthermore, the speed and extent with which gender norms, in particular gender mainstreaming, have diffused into modern bureaucracies across the globe have received attention far beyond feminist policy circles and have pointed to a growing similarity of development policies across organizations.
Often, however, diffusion of gender equality norms and ideas have led mainly to shallow implementation, with a strong gap between official policies and the inner-workings of organisations impeding gender policies from shaping organizational efforts and practices in the long-term.
Thus, despite their proliferation in international discourses, institutions and laws, the norms of gender equality remain strongly contested, and women’s rights continue to be the subject of international and national debates.
This seminar brings together the insights of a research programme, GLONO, on the contestation and translation of international norms and work on gender equality in development cooperation.
The seminar is linked to a DIIS DOCS&TALKS (se Globalnyts kalender) event in the afternoon after the seminar in Cinemateket where the international award-winning documentary “Gulabi Gang” is screened followed by a debate on the transformative potential of gender equality policies and practices in international development cooperation. Read more
Lars Engberg-Pedersen, Senior Researcher, DIIS
Emma Crewe, Professor of social anthropology, SOAS
Ben Jones, Senior Lecturer, School of International Development, University of East Anglia (UEA)
Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde, Postdoc Researcher, DIIS
Adam Moe Fejerskov, Researcher, DIIS
Anouka van Eerdewijk, Senior Advisor, KIT Gender
Nikki van der Gaag, Director of Gender Justice and Women's Rights, Oxfam GB
- Welcome - Lars Engberg-Pedersen
- The tumbleweed takes root: The politics of gender justice in Oxfam GB - Emma Crewe
- The World Bank’s gender turn - Ben Jones
- Gender norm fragmentation in South Africa’s Development Cooperation - Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde
- General conclusions of the research programme - Adam Moe Fejerskov
- Comments by discussants - Anouka van Eerdewijk and Nikki van der Gaag
The seminar will be in English and livestreamed on diis.dk.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 12.00 noon. Livestream does not require registration.