The balance which interventions give to practical and strategic needs, and the sequencing of these interventions, depends very much upon the operating context.
Development activities facilitate the achievement of strategic gender needs through uniting women, raising their awareness, and encouraging their mobilization so they receive what they are entitled to and begin to overturn the unequal structures within society.
This may mean involving men in social development activities, aiming to reduce the potential for recriminations as their wives become more empowered.
Female beneficiaries have not felt overburdened by this additional responsibility.
These are normally achieved through collective action and bottom-up struggles.
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