Gender in Development

S. N. Jha and Mamta Shree Ojha




One of the major concerns in the national policies over the last two decades has been to integrate a gender perspective into development, both in policy and in practice. It has been recognized that the failure to define development in a gender perspective has contributed to the marginalization of women, leaving unchallenged their shackles of hunger, poverty, illness, ignorance, exploitation and indignity. The multiple forms of violence that women are vulnerable and susceptible to can even impinge on their very lives. Thus, the traditional preference for male offspring translates into less favoured access for female infants and children to life-sustaining inputs like food, nutrition ...

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