Community members from Limbichoch village discuss enclosure of grazing land with ILRI researcher. Photo: ILRI

Gender is a word that usually provokes a response, often either of eye-rolling or ardent interest. All too often, addressing gender, through gathering gender-disaggregating data or making sure to include women in all project activities, becomes an exercise in box ticking.

In this blog post for the Water, Land and Ecosystems research program, NBDC researchers Katherine Snyder and Beth Cullen reflect on some experiences from Ethiopia. They argue that “achieving genuine gender equity is essentially a political act as it calls for a re-distribution of power and so may face resistance from entrenched social and political interests.”

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