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Zulfiquar Haider – When foreign NGOs want to superimpose their views upon beneficiaries

Zulfiquar Haider – When foreign NGOs want to superimpose their views upon beneficiaries


haha suffered in the sector but DeMint even in this project I’m it’s not
everything is going… and I don’t think that there are any projects which are complete failure
or completely good but like giving another example within
the NSP in Afghanistan for example I think the World Bank, or the project you know management some
point in time brought that gender consultant from outside who probably would have spent you know a few weeks
traveling a little bit in the country like Afghanistan and came up with this a suggestion as to what
needs to be done to sort of address the gender concerns
and you know empower women and some of us read
that thing we were shocked because it was so obvious that you know… I mean they can be able to either get like this in a cookie cutter approach but i think you know, the idea of a
foreign consultent coming to a complex society especially a
post-conflict society like Afghanistan and making suggestions from on you
know party feminist and a very western idea of you know women’s empowerment and wanting
this to be sort of imposed is just
fundamentally a you know very bad way to go about it Yes the people who when some of
us protested that this is not the way and… they said oh but you know, you really are likely to be labled as somebody was not
sensitive enough to gender issues and concerns about women in Afghanistan which is the main I subjected get few
you know career advancement and money and what have you but to but but the the question is how do you address
something as its fundamental but something and which is so context and culture that
as well as you know mystery defendant um

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