Episode 6 Gender and development Part 1 – Gender as a social relation

By Haroon Akram-Lodhi

Gender relations shape our everyday lives in ways that we do and do not always see. They have a profound effect on our capacity to live the lives to which we aspire, and so we need to better understand them and the consequences that they foster.

Gender relations are not natural but are created in our homes, in our schools, in our civic and faith-based organizations, and by state policy.