D, and PACA
This session provides a basic understanding of the focus of Women in Development (WID),the development of Gender and Development (GAD), and how they relate to each other. Italso provides definitions used in the Peace Corps, including the gender-sensitive participa-tory methodology called Participatory Analysis for Community Action (PACA).
1/2 to 1 hour
Goals and Objectives
To explore the concepts of development, Women in Development, Gender and Develop-ment, and PACA
To develop a common definition of development.
To clarify the distinctions between Women in Development and Gender and Develop-ment, sex and gender.
To define the key elements of the gender-sensitive participatory methodologies calledPACA.
If not thoroughly familiar with WID and GAD approaches, read the background reading,“Gender and Development” in this booklet. Keep in mind that the Peace Corps does notemploy individual interviews when doing gender analysis of family structures. Focusgroups are used. Study the vocabulary list.
Prepare flip charts.
Read session plan and provide examples from your own experience.
Wid, Gad, and PACA (Page 1 of 7)