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The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) was initially established as the Centre for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS) in 1993, as a result of key recommendations emerging from the Women and Development Group. CGDS was later institutionalized through the groundbreaking work of the Women and Development Studies Group and a Project of Cooperation in Teaching and Research in Women and Development Studies between the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at The Hague. In 2008, the Centre for Gender and Development Studies attained Institute status and was renamed the Institute for Gender and Development Studies. The Institute’s regional coordinating unit is based at the Mona Campus in Jamaica, with units located on UWI’s two other campuses.



 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

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" To engender local government is an attempt to change the balance of political power at the community level to be more inclusive of women and gender issues. It tries to correct for earlier processes of citizenship that viewed women as politically irrelevant...Engendering local government therefore requires we use the conceptual tools of governance and power sharing to analyze women's experiences in local government."
Engendering Local Government in the Commonwealth Caribbean, Violet Eudine Barriteau

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Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit
Telephone: (246) 417-4490-93 Fax: (246) 424-3822 Email: gender@cavehill.uwi.edu