Dark Horses or White Knights: Donors and Gender Projects in the oPt

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Publication 2-year master student thesis
Title Dark Horses or White Knights: Donors and Gender Projects in the oPt
Author(s) de Blois, Mallory
Date 2014
English abstract
Financial dependency and a trend in donor-driven gender equality and women’s empowerment projects in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) have undoubtedly had an effect on the way in which NGOs are working and evolving: often projects are designed to fulfill donor requirements – and thereby policies - instead of creating an agenda which is politically and socially “home grown”. This paper analyses the USAID gender policy paper (as an example of foreign donor policy) and interviews conducted with legal, programme and gender experts in the oPt, exploring the challenges and gaps between policy and practice. The research uses qualitative research methods to analyze USAID discourse - exploring concepts such as representation, ideology and power - and general assumptions and perspectives towards women’s equality and empowerment in the Opt versus how this translates into practice.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 80
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) occupied Palestinian territory, West Bank, Gaza Strip, gender equality, women’s empowerment, gender mainstreaming, discourse, representation, power
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/17048 (link to this page)

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