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Why does gender matter in development? How does gender reproduce social inequalities that affect development? What can we do about the mis-recognition of gender relations that often leads to mal-distribution of resources to support the marginalized? What is needed to transform gender relations in the 21st Century?

The issue of gender has long been part of the development agenda. With the inception of the United Nations in 1945, women’s groups and activists helped to push for the recognition of women’s needs in the UN charter. The series of development conferences led to the ratification of CEDAW in 1979, which prohibits all forms of discrimination against women. The Beijing Conference in 1995 put forward the tool of gender mainstreaming such that gender inequalities are considered and challenged in all aspects of development policy-making and implementation. Then the Millennium Development Goals and now the Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 5) have underlined the importance of gender equality to development.

WICID's work reflects this concern with making gender mainstreamed in our analyses of development issues today.

A Fair Chance for Education

Principal Investigators: Emily Henderson (CES) and Ann Stewart (Law School)

Funder: Fair Chance Foundation; Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Research Scholarships; Centre for Education Studies; Warwick Law School.

Partners: Dr Manish Jain, Ambedkar University, India; Dr Nidhi Sabharwal, NIEPA, India; Professor Nandini Manjrekar, TISS Mumbai, India.

Inclusive Economies and Enduring Peace: The Transformative Role of Social Reproduction

Principal Investigators: Shirin M Rai (WICID) and Jacqui True (Gender Peace and Security, Monash)

Co-Investigators: Juanita Elias, Nicola Pratt & and Jayanthi Lingham (Warwick); Samanthi Gunawardana & Melissa Johnston (Monash)

Funder: Monash-Warwick Alliance