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Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (2011)

Assessing the opportunities and constraints for gender mainstreaming in agricultural development office : a case study in agricultural development office of Damot Gale district Wolayita zone, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia

Goshana Alemitu Golda

Titre : Assessing the opportunities and constraints for gender mainstreaming in agricultural development office : a case study in agricultural development office of Damot Gale district Wolayita zone, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia

Auteur : Goshana Alemitu Golda

Université de soutenance : Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

Grade : MASTER OF MANAGEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIZATION RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER 2011

Résumé partiel
The study revealed that gender inequality has persisted in the studied office despite the fact that varies opportunities such as policies, strategies and working guidelines are developed at national and regional levels and gender mainstreaming structures has been established from national to district levels. The objective of the study is to find out the opportunities and constraints for implementing gender mainstreaming in Damot Gale district agricultural development office by assessing the implementation of gender mainstreaming in the organisational elements and to recommend improvements in future implementation. To achieve the objective, total of 1 focus group discussions (six participants), 3 key informants’ interviews and 2 department heads semi- structured interviews were administered. The study result showed that the district agricultural office has not been effectively implementing gender mainstreaming despite the fact that the organisation states gender has been mainstreamed in the organisational elements. The main reasons for not mainstreaming gender by the organisation are that the organisation decision making and technical positions are male dominated, all the heads and experts them don’t know how to mainstream the gender concept. This is because none of them get any awareness training on gender mainstreaming and gender equality. In addition, majority of the employee are inherited with patriarchal Culture that gives power to men and subordinates women. Due to patriarchal attitude of the decision makers and their limited understanding towards gender equality as well as unwillingness to gender equality, the gender mainstreaming department in the agricultural office did not have office (place for working), adequate budget, transportation and adequate personnel. Moreover, the district women affairs office that is responsible for gender mainstreaming in the district has not been providing appropriate support to the agricultural development office. As a result in the organisation male employees occupy all highly paid positions while majority of female employees occupied less paid and support positions.

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