n African Security Review - Gender awareness in research and policy making : commentary

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... Introduction The idea of incorporating a gender perspective in human security research and policy making is not entirely new. However, the existing dialogue tends to trumpet the importance of gender while skirting the more practical issues of how to use it. What does it actually mean to design a research instrument that is gender aware? How can we conduct research that takes the effects of gender ideologies into consideration? How will this research be meaningful for the creation of policy? Why do we need gender perspectives on violence? Until very recently, human security studies overlooked the fact that women ..

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