This paper is based on initial research conducted in international NGOs (INGOs) as part of the global research component of the Gender, education and global poverty reduction initiatives project. It aims to identify issues emerging from the first five in depth interviews conducted to date, looking at how the different organisations are engaging with global policy around gender and education and conceptualising issues relating to gender equality and education in contexts of poverty. The author identifies different approaches to working on gender equality in education in their institutional practice.
Paper presented at IoE Sociology of Education Seminar 18/11/08. 12 pp.