Promoting gender equality requires that we understand gender as a social construct cutting across the multifaceted political, economic and societal spheres.
The chapters in this book demonstrate the importance of gender mainstreaming in examining social issues and making decisions that affect women and men. They showcase the divergence of academic disciplines which converge to examine the underlying structure of gender equity. They also present a range of scientific methodologies and technical tools for gender analyses.
Fanny M. Cheung
Professor of Psychology, Chairperson of the Department of Psychology and Director of the Gender Research Centre of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Professor of Asian and Gender Studies and Nursing, Division of Nursing and Midwifery, RMIT. She was formerly an Associate Professor in the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.