Transformative engagements – a new way to discuss gender relations in agriculture
For years now, gender equality has been a central objective in international development agendas. The 2030 Agenda has an entire goal dedicated to it (SDG 5) and gender equality is a cross-cutting theme through all 17 goals. However, studies on how to promote more equal gender relations among smallholder farmers and water resource user groups at the local level are rare. For change to happen, everyday development and research practice must shift towards more inclusive and gender-equal community engagements.
A journal article entitled ‘Transformative Engagements with Gender Relations in Agriculture and Water Governance,’ written by Stephanie Leder, Gitta Shrestha and Dipika Das, explores opportunities to promote empathy and critical consciousness related to gender norms, roles and relations in agriculture and water resource management. The article is part of a special issue…