Gender and collective action

Policy implications from recent research

Collective action plays a vital role in many people’s lives, through such areas as income generation, risk reduction, public service provision, and the management of natural resources. However, men’s and women’s interests often differ because they have different rights, resources, and responsibilities. Due to these differences as well as socially constructed norms of what it means to be male and female, men’s and women’s voices are often not equally represented or valued in collective action institutions. Including a gender perspective in these institutions can lead to more effective and equitable outcomes.This brief summarizes findings from an international workshop on Gender and Collective Action organized in 2005 by CAPRi in Chiang Mai, Thailand..” — from Text

Author: 
Pandolfelli, Lauren
Dohrn, Stephan
Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela
Published date: 
2007
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
5