Gender and International development: Searching for game changers in the midst of polarisation

Brenda Bartelink*

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    This chapter explores how the polarization around religion and gender that plays out in contemporary international politics affects international development. It is that game changers in the context of polarization cannot be found by focusing on the loudest voices. The chapter explores the work of actors that are situated in the middle: religious feminists and religious development NGOs, in terms of how these actors navigate the polarization around religion and gender. It will conclude that rather than allowing the polarization in international politics to influence what happens at the grassroots, international development actors are uniquely equipped to depolarize by building networks and alliances in the middle that offer more inclusive language and approaches to promote gender equality and challenge gender-based violence. The chapter reflects on challenges and potential pitfalls of religious feminist and religious NGO approaches in their efforts to realize gender equality as part of their religious missions.
    Originele taal-2English
    TitelThe Routledge Handbook of Religion, Gender and Society
    RedacteurenCaroline Starkey, Emma Tomalin
    Aantal pagina's14
    ISBN van elektronische versie9780429466953
    ISBN van geprinte versie9781138601901, 9781032161402
    StatusPublished - 14-jan.-2022

    Publicatie series

    NaamRoutledge Handbooks in Religion

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