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Land of the UnconquerableThe Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women$
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Jennifer Heath and Ashraf Zahedi

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520261853

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520261853.001.0001

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When the Picture Does Not Fit the Frame

When the Picture Does Not Fit the Frame

Engaging Afghan Men in Women's Empowerment

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(p.293) Chapter 19 When the Picture Does Not Fit the Frame
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Land of the Unconquerable
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Ashraf Zahedi

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0020

This chapter takes a daring step by questioning the merits of “gender mainstreaming” in Afghan development policy. Gender mainstreaming has been adopted and implemented throughout the world, and evolves out of the previous policy approaches. It also relies on gender specialists operating in institutions and organizations to evaluate each policy and legislation for its impact on men and women, monitor implementation of gender mainstreaming, and promote gender equality as an achievable goal. Instead of prioritizing gender mainstreaming as the main strategy for gender equality in Afghanistan, it is better to use multiple strategies and policy approaches. Awareness, choice, and access to resources are crucial for empowerment. The cited examples illustrate that most men do support women's causes. Policy approaches, including gender mainstreaming, are merely the means to achieve the goal of gender equality.

Keywords:   gender mainstreaming, Afghan development policy, legislation, gender equality, Afghanistan, empowerment

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