Gender and Technology Training Guidelines
DEFINITIONS OF CONCEPTS/TOOLS USED IN GENDER ANALYSIS
GENDER ROLES - WHAT ARE THEY?
a Reproductive Role Child bearing, child rearing and domestic tasks done by women
and essential to the existence of the society.
b Productive Role Work done by both women and men for pay in cash or kind.
c* Community Managing Voluntary, unpaid work primarily done by women, an extension of
Role their reproductory role which ensure care of the family and community such as
providing water , health care and education.
d* Community Politics Activities undertaken primarily by men include community level
Role organizing and national politics . Payment is in cash or through status and
power. (Source: Moser/Levy)
* Community Work has also been described as the collective organization of social
events and services: ceremonies and celebrations, community improvement
activities,participation in groups and organisations,local political activities. (Source: Two
halves make a Whole, CCIC, Ottawa).