Despite Rhetoric, Women Still Sidelined in Development Funding

 

By Charundi Panagoda
ips Gender Wire
 
 
WASHINGTON, Feb 6, 2012 (IPS) - As U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro once put it, "Women hold the keys to unlocking the barriers to sustainable development."
 
Women play essential roles in the global economy, agriculture and development. But while the rhetoric regarding the importance of women's inclusion in development projects has peaked in recent years, actual gender-inclusion in investment projects often fails to walk the talk.
 
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