Gender mainstreaming in enterprise development: starting to adequately address the needs of the majority of the world's poor

Author: Mayoux, Linda

Source: Enterprise Development and Microfinance, Volume 20, Number 4, December 2009 , pp. 269-273(5)

Publisher: Practical Action Publishing in association with GSE Research

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Abstract:

In the 21st century gender mainstreaming can no longer be dismissed as a marginal 'feminist' concern. Significant change in gender inequality is possible – often benefiting men as well as women and children. But all enterprise interventions should stop treating male needs and interests as 'the norm', and to give equal attention and resources to women who are the majority of the poor, and key actors in wealth creation.

Keywords: ECONOMIC JUSTICE; ENTERPRISE; GENDER MAINSTREAMING

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3362/1755-1986.2009.030

Publication date: December 1, 2009

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