This work discusses Gender Mainstreaming out of a post-development perspective, while it explores in which ways may the Capability Approach contribute to this strategy. The author puts notions of wellbeing at the heart of her arguments and questions the concrete practices of the development apparatus that derive from the idea of bringing gender equality to the Global South. She looks at the power structures which shape the relationships between development professionals, local experts, and local participants.
This interdisciplinary research has followed the Grounded Theory methodology using its potential to decolonize knowledge production. The fieldwork was conducted in Germany and Bolivia.
Maria De Eguia Huerta is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the UNESCO Chair "Women, Development, and Cultures" at the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia.