Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Why Gender is a Key Development Issue for the Southern African Development Community
Author:Molokomme, AthaliahISNI
Year:1997
Periodical:SAFERE: Southern African Feminist Review (ISSN 1024-9451)
Volume:2
Issue:2
Pages:1-13
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic term:Southern Africa
Subjects:gender relations
development
Development and Technology
migration
Equality and Liberation
Politics and Government
Status of Women
gender
Economic and social development
women
Equality
Southern African Development Community
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to demonstrate why gender is a key development issue for the SADC countries, and why adopting a gender approach is critical for the overall progress of the subregion. A gender approach involves a complex and comprehensive analysis of the relationships between men and women, recognizing the differences in their needs, interests, priorities, roles and responsibilities. A gender approach to development takes these issues into account in development policymaking, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. A gender analysis of economic development results in a more cost-effective use of human and financial resources and is likely to lead to increased productivity and sustainable development. Moreover, gender equality is an issue of basic human rights, as affirmed in a number of international and (sub)regional instruments to which SADC countries are signatories. Bibliogr., sum.
Views