Upward reflections of top-down gendered institutions - a community development case study from Tonga

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Singh-Peterson, Lila, Tano Moala, Temaleti and Hamani, Luhia Kanumi (Louna). 2020. "Upward reflections of top-down gendered institutions - a community development case study from Tonga." Singh-Peterson, Lila and Carnegie, Michelle (ed.) Integrating Gender in Agricultural Development: Learnings from South Pacific Contexts. London, United Kingdom. Emerald. pp. 91-104
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Upward reflections of top-down gendered institutions - a community development case study from Tonga

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID5694
Book TitleIntegrating Gender in Agricultural Development: Learnings from South Pacific Contexts
AuthorsSingh-Peterson, Lila (Author), Tano Moala, Temaleti (Author) and Hamani, Luhia Kanumi (Louna) (Author)
EditorsSingh-Peterson, Lila and Carnegie, Michelle
Page Range91-104
Chapter Number6
Number of Pages14
Year2020
PublisherEmerald
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
ISBN9781789730562
9781789730555
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78973-055-520191009
Web Address (URL)https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/978-1-78973-055-520191009/full/html
Abstract

Integrating gender equality objectives was one of the development objectives, along with economic development, food security and poverty/hardship alleviation of the featured rural community-based development project. In this case study, the rural development project was structured around women and men who were community leaders; those elected as town and village officers and those who held high positions in schools or within the government. In the first stage of the project, local committees were initiated by these leaders, which comprised equal numbers of women and men, to manage the project and facilitate training and skill development. Although there was much focus on creating the opportunity for women and men to equally contribute to leading and benefitting from the project, what was not considered was the gendered nature of the implementing partner institutions and the impact that would have on the project. By using gendered stakeholder analysis at two points in the project lifecycle, we take a closer look at the implementing organisations and view the turning over of power between actors on the project through a gender lens.

Keywordsgendered institutions; sustainable rural development; gender equality; women's leadership; Tonga; Sustainable livelihoods
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020451806. Pacific Peoples community governance and decision making
440599. Gender studies not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
Tonga Health Promotion Foundation, Tonga
Journal TitleIntegrating Gender in Agricultural Development
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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