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Adopting, manipulating, transforming: tactics used by gender practitioners in South African NGOs to translate international gender policies into local practice

Mannell, Jenevieve (2014) Adopting, manipulating, transforming: tactics used by gender practitioners in South African NGOs to translate international gender policies into local practice. Health and Place, 30. pp. 4-12. ISSN 1353-8292

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.07.010

Abstract

This paper looks at what is lost and gained through the process of translating international policy from a global to a local space. It does this by sharing results from a multisite ethnographic study of gender practices in foreign-funded South African health organisations. This study identifies a number of tactics used by practitioners to deal with the funding constraints and unique knowledge systems that characterise local spaces, including: using policy to appeal to donors; merging gender with better resourced programmes; and redirecting funding allocations. These tactics point to how practitioners are adopting, manipulating and transforming international policies in order to suit their everyday working realities.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/health-and-place
Additional Information: © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JX International law
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2014 09:10
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 01:41
Funders: Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, London School of Economics and Political Science
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59263

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