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Narratives, theories and their impact

Watch this video of Dr Maree Pardy and Dr Francesca Bussey introducing the imperative for change in approaches to Gender and Development.

Welcome to Week 2 of Gender and Development.

Building on our learning from last week, this week we’ll focus on:

  • different ways in which a single story focus may arise
  • how the narrative of development has been driven by theories of economic growth
  • identifying significant development initiatives and the effects of mainstreaming on change.

Your task

To get started, watch the video to hear Maree and Francesca discuss the imperative for change in approaches to gender and development.

In the comments, share one example of persistent power inequity that is occurring in your country now.

How does this relate to the ideas Maree and Francesca talk about in the video?

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