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at Cave Hill, Barbados

Why Study Gender and Development?

Gender and Development Studies investigates material and ideological relations of gender. It is particularly concerned with the institutionalised gender inequalities and seeks to expose and transform these inequalities to create a more just society.

Students pursuing undergraduate, diploma and graduate studies in Gender and Development can provide important insight and analysis in various occupational fields, including media and communications, non-profit work, State policy and planning and grassroots organising.


" Women as citizens represent more than themselves when they negotiate or are denied negotiations for inclusion in local government. Caribbean Women also represent a constituency of children and older dependents. Their needs and political relevance are not always articulated as primary citizens with an equal claim on the resources of the political system. Engendering local government strives to give women a collective political voice, to create a strong political base for policies that are just, equitable and people centered."
Engendering Local Government in the Commonwealth Caribbean, Violet Eudine Barriteau

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Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit
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