Feminists in Development Organizations. Change from the Margins


 This book , co-edited with Laura Turquet, arises from a collaborative project in  Pathways of Women’s Empowerment.

Between 2007 and 2012  feminists working inside the head offices of multilateral organisations, government aid agencies and international non-governmental organisations came together to critically reflect on their work.It shows how feminists can build effective strategies to influence development organisations to foster greater understanding and forge more effective alliances for social change.

The book is for:

Staff who want their organisations to become instrumental in helping transform the lives of women;

Feminist activists trying to change these organisations from the outside, and

Scholars and students concerned with the politics if gender mainstreaming.

Here is our introductory chapter and Eyben’s chapter two, ‘Gender mainstreaming, organisational change, and the politics of influencing.