The promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women is the Goal 3 of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in which United Nation members had pledged to meet by the year 2015. It is clear that women all over the world are underrepresented and generally, they face discrimination and marginalization on the basis of their gender
The aim of this course is to give you in-depth understanding of the issues of gender in development discourse. It is now a well-known fact that sustainable development cannot be achieved without putting into perspective issues related to gender disparities in societies. Hence, this course will enable you to critically explore the impact of gender disparities in development especially as gender equality touches all areas of development such as education, economy, politics, health, agriculture, communities, labor, organizations/workplace and poverty The course material will familiarize you with analytic debates in the field of gender and development, and help you understand the concepts and theories, as well as practical skills in gender and development which can lead to a career as gender specialist/programmer in organizations and projects.