Gender Training

A Transformative Tool for Gender Equality

  • Lucy¬†Ferguson

Part of the Gender and Politics book series (GAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Lucy Ferguson
    Pages 49-70
  3. Lucy Ferguson
    Pages 71-93
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 113-117

About this book


This book explores develops a case for feminist gender training as a catalyst for disjuncture, rupture and change. Chapter 1 traces the historical development and current contours of the field of gender training. In Chapter 2, the key critiques of gender training are substantively engaged with from the perspective of reflexive practice, highlighting the need to work strategically within existing constraints. Questions of transformative change are addressed in Chapter 3, which reviews feminist approaches to change and how these can be applied to enhance the impact of gender training. Chapter 4 considers the theory and practice of feminist pedagogies in gender training. In the final chapter, new avenues for gender training are explored: working with privilege; engaging with applied theatre; and mindfulness/meditation. The study takes gender training beyond its often technocratic form towards a creative, liberating process with the potential to evoke tangible, lasting transformation for gender equality.


gender training gender equality gender theory feminist gender training professionalization neoliberal feminism intersectionality technocracy feminist institutionalism institutional change gender-transformative evaluation critical pedagogies gender and methodologies reflexive gender training self-critical gender training feminist pedagogies gender and global governance gender and politics gender and public policy gender and development

Authors and affiliations

  • Lucy¬†Ferguson
    • 1
  1. 1.The Graduate Institute of International and Development StudiesGenevaSwitzerland

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