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ERIC Number: ED533599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 81
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-8-1278-0010-4
A Road, Less Travelled..."The Story of Gender Mainstreaming in ASPBAE"
Ramdas, Lalita
Asian-South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education
The 40th Anniversary Celebrations of the Asian-South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE) is an opportune moment to document the journey it has travelled over the last forty years. This book is an account of how women leaders came to be a significant part of the governance of ASPBAE and gender a central perspective underpinning both its policies and programmes. Many who have become associated with ASPBAE in more recent years may be surprised to learn that the visibility that women and the issues of gender have in ASPBAE today is not what it had always been. Bringing women into key leadership positions; ensuring better representation of women in decision making; a dedicated thematic programme on education for the empowerment of women and women's leadership building; constituting the Gender Steering Committee to guide and oversee the integration of gender into all policies and programmes of ASPBAE--had all come out of a process of struggle, of negotiating spaces and of sustained effort in keeping on course. This book records the efforts of a regional organization in mainstreaming gender in its over-all mission and functioning, the external influences that facilitated this process, the debates within various ASPBAE internal forums and platforms where women--and men--advocated for a greater attention to women's issues and argued for institutionalized spaces to represent their perspectives. Appended are: (1) Milestones; and (2) Persons Interviewed.
Asian-South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education. Available from: Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education. ASPBAE Secretariat c/o MAAPL Eucharistic Congress Building #3, 5 Convent Street, Colaba, Mumbai, 400 039 India. Tel: +91-22-2202-1391; Fax: +91-22-2283-2217; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE)
Identifiers - Location: Asia