DPU Working Paper - No. 131
The impact of geo-politically motivated aid on gender equality goals in Pakistan
6 September 2007
Authors: Frida Khan
Publication Date: 2007
For decades, international development agencies have avoided addressing gender issues especially in highly patriarchal societies. Now, however, they increasingly acknowledge that women's empowerment is critical to their mandate. The realisation that gender equality is crucial if development efforts are to be truly effective, just and sustainable, is one that has emerged after a long, arduous process of trial and error, advocacy and opposition.