Patriarchal state and the development of gender policy in Jamaica

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dc.contributor.author Thame, Maziki
dc.contributor.author Thakur, Dhanaraj
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-02T19:36:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-02T19:36:42Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53631
dc.description.abstract In 2011, the Jamaican government approved the National Policy for Gender Equality (NPGE). The NPGE was severely encumbered from its genesis in two ways. First, it was insufficiently radical to challenge the patriarchal status quo, and second, as an instrument of the state it will have to paradoxically change the same organizations and institutions that are responsible for implementing it. We begin from the premise that in addition to efforts to change existing structural sources of gender-based inequities, gender policies should seek to change notions of masculinity and femininity that sustain patriarchy. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (42 p.) en
dc.format.mimetype Application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher IDRC, Ottawa, ON, CA en
dc.subject GENDER ROLES en
dc.subject CARIBBEAN en
dc.subject JAMAICA en
dc.subject GENDER MAINSTREAMING en
dc.subject LEADERSHIP en
dc.subject WOMEN'S RIGHTS en
dc.subject POLICY MAKING en
dc.subject WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION en
dc.subject PATRIARCHY en
dc.title Patriarchal state and the development of gender policy in Jamaica en
dc.title.alternative Politics, power and gender justice in the Anglophone Caribbean : women's understandings of politics, experiences of political contestation and the possibilities for gender transformation en
dc.type Synthesis Report en
idrc.project.number 106430
idrc.project.componentnumber 106430001
idrc.project.title Exploring Women's Understanding of Politics, Political Contestation and Gender Transformation in the Caribbean en
idrc.copyright.holder IDRC
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource IDRC is copyright holder en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC DOCUMENT en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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