It was only over the last two decades, that is with the declaration of the United Nations International decade for women in 1975, with its official themes of equality, development, and peace that women emerge as a distinct category in the development discourse and women's issues were brought to the forefront of government, academic, and activist concerns. The extent and value of women' 5 contribution in development began to be gradually recognized and various efforts were made to integrate women into mainstream development coined as Women in Development (WID). In the developing countries" especially those dependent on foreign aid for their development efforts the initiative to bring women in development was basically donor driven and the pressure from the United Nations, which were influenced by the international women's movement.

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Keywords Women, Farm
Thesis Advisor Lycklama, G.
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Series Women and Development (W&D)
Risal, Kanti. (1996, November 26). Gender and development: poucies and practices the case of Nepal. Women and Development (W&D). Retrieved from