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    Challenging gendered inequalities in global health: dilemmas for NGOs

    Gideon, Jasmine and Porter, Fenella (2016) Challenging gendered inequalities in global health: dilemmas for NGOs. Development and Change 47 (4), pp. 782-797. ISSN 0012-155X.

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    Abstract

    This article considers the implications of the changing funding landscape in global health for NGOs in the health sector, particularly where they have aspired to promote gender equality and justice through their health work. The article reflects on the tensions that arise as a result of the growing influence of business norms within health funding alongside what critics have termed the ‘scientization’ of global health, and it considers the gendered implications of these developments. It is argued that it is due to the under-valuation and marginalization of community-based work that provides spaces for women's voices in the design and delivery of health interventions that large-scale ‘technical’ interventions receive priority. The article examines what this means in terms of NGOs’ ability to work towards producing transformative change around gender — and indeed racial — equality.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the Link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Research Centre: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS), Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2016 09:09
    Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 00:10
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14730

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