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Gender mainstreaming and the promotion of gender equality in Swedish development cooperation: A qualitative content analysis of Sweden's results strategies

Ericson, Joanna LU (2015) STVK12 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Gender equality (GE) is one of Sweden’s three thematic prioritizations in foreign aid and have so been since 2007. Gender equality is emphasized as important for development and as a question in which Sweden has added value in promoting. The thesis examines what type of gender equality Sweden promotes in development cooperation with nine African countries and how it has changed in the country and results strategies from 2003 to 2014. It is done through a case study of Sweden and a qualitative content analysis of the Swedish long-term country and results strategies. Three gender equality models underpinned by feminist theories have constituted the theoretical framework and informed the analysis. The thesis concludes that Sweden has promoted... (More)
Gender equality (GE) is one of Sweden’s three thematic prioritizations in foreign aid and have so been since 2007. Gender equality is emphasized as important for development and as a question in which Sweden has added value in promoting. The thesis examines what type of gender equality Sweden promotes in development cooperation with nine African countries and how it has changed in the country and results strategies from 2003 to 2014. It is done through a case study of Sweden and a qualitative content analysis of the Swedish long-term country and results strategies. Three gender equality models underpinned by feminist theories have constituted the theoretical framework and informed the analysis. The thesis concludes that Sweden has promoted gender equality by using gender mainstreaming (GM) in lines with the transforming model. Although, in recent years there has been a shift from addressing power relations and structures to a less radical model promoting special support and equal outcomes. (Less)
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author
Ericson, Joanna LU
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organization
course
STVK12 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gender equality, gender mainstreaming, development cooperation, results strategies, feminism
language
English
id
5434991
date added to LUP
2015-07-14 12:40:13
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  abstract     = {Gender equality (GE) is one of Sweden’s three thematic prioritizations in foreign aid and have so been since 2007. Gender equality is emphasized as important for development and as a question in which Sweden has added value in promoting. The thesis examines what type of gender equality Sweden promotes in development cooperation with nine African countries and how it has changed in the country and results strategies from 2003 to 2014. It is done through a case study of Sweden and a qualitative content analysis of the Swedish long-term country and results strategies. Three gender equality models underpinned by feminist theories have constituted the theoretical framework and informed the analysis. The thesis concludes that Sweden has promoted gender equality by using gender mainstreaming (GM) in lines with the transforming model. Although, in recent years there has been a shift from addressing power relations and structures to a less radical model promoting special support and equal outcomes.},
  author       = {Ericson, Joanna},
  keyword      = {Gender equality,gender mainstreaming,development cooperation,results strategies,feminism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Gender mainstreaming and the promotion of gender equality in Swedish development cooperation: A qualitative content analysis of Sweden's results strategies},
  year         = {2015},
}