Changing gender roles in the East African drylands

The Oxfam-led Regional Learning and Advocacy Project (REGLAP) aims to promote resilience among vulnerable dryland communities in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya through policy change and practice. It recently brought out a study on gender roles in dryland communities in the Horn of Africa and implications for development programming.The changing nature of gender roles in the drylands of the Horn and East Africa: implications for Disaster Risk Reduction programming (Gender and DRR) gives an overview of the diversity and changing gender roles in pastoral communities in the region and reviews how effective DRR interventions have been in addressing gender needs. It provides recommendations for development policy and practice. Besides the full report, a Summary Brief brings the main points that can be used in policy advocacy.

Posted on 31 January 2012 in Pastoralism & Gender, Pastoralism & Natural Resources