Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)
Gender and development: Consolidating the gains and moving beyond 2015
Author(s): Hellen Kilelo, Alice Kurgat
Abstract: The gender and development debate remains an important aspect in many developing countries. Over the years, progress has been made in ensuring that more women and girls access education, wage employment and seats in national parliament as enshrined in the Millennium Development Goals. Although a lot more needs to be done, it is important to consolidate the gains as we forge ahead beyond the year 2015. This paper analytically examines the different approaches that have been used in gender and development, the gains made and how to consolidate these gains as we work towards accomplishing previous goals.