Working from Within

Culturally Sensitive Approaches in UNFPA Programming

Publication Date: 2004
Author: UNFPA
Publisher: UNFPA


The nine case studies presented in this brochure are drawn from a longer UNFPA report entitled, "Culture Matters: Working with Communities and Faith-based Organizations". It highlights the necessity of mainstreaming cultural analysis and sensitivity in development efforts addressing issues such as gender equality and equity, HIV/AIDS, female genital cutting, gender-based violence and reproductive health. Programmes in Brazil, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Uganda and Yemen are analyzed.