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Following the mainstream?: A case study on the women's organisation Kvinna till Kvinna and its potential shift in ideology
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


In the 1970s women started to be taken specifically into consideration when talking about development. Over time several approaches appeared where the focus varied from integrating women into existing structures in society (Women In Development (WID)) to changing the socially constructed gender roles (Gender And Development (GAD)). The latter was accepted by the international community in 1995.

In 1993 a Swedish organisation who called themselves Kvinna till Kvinna (KtK) was founded with the goal to help and support women in conflicted countries to become equal to the male population. An organisation that was founded almost simultaneously as the gender approach was accepted into the international community - which approach would they go for? Which approach seemed to be the best in order to achieve equality?

According to an ideology analysis of KtK's activity reports from 1994 to 2012, which was performed in this thesis, KtK seemed to have started out closer to the WID approach for a short time span, while rather quickly moving towards the GAD approach with which they have held on to date.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
GAD, gender mainstreaming, Kvinna till Kvinna, WID
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35265OAI: diva2:726059
Subject / course
Peace and development
Educational program
Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2014-06-18Bibliographically approved

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