Episode 6 Gender and development Part 3 – Patriarchal social norms and violence

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.

The basis of gender inequality lies in the patriarchal social norms and institutions that pervade our societies, and which must be challenged if human capabilities are to be enlarged.