Reproduktiv Sundhed i en rettighedsbaseret udviklingsdiskurs

Troels Nielsen, Morten Høeg & Emma Fleming

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper examines the development in discourse through the policy process, in the case of Denmark altering their development policy in 2012. Denmark’s at that time new minister for development cooperation Christian Friis Bach brings with him a new view on development. He believes that Denmark should now employ their development work through the Rights Based Approach, an approach to development work which tries to empower citizens to claim their human rights. At this point in time the international Millenium Development Goals are up for review, with the goal of lowering the maternal death rate being furthest from being reached. As women’s rights is an essential part of Danish development policy we have explored how the discourse change within Danish development policy can can effect government priorities in relation to maternal health in developing countries. Through this analysis we conclude that Friis Bach, as a minister and with his background, has the needed power to initiate a change in the development discourse. We further discover that women’s rights is as an area of political consensus, and that even though the discourse changes, the priorities does not change considerably. However, this project shows that the allocation of extra grants seems to be determined by the dominant discourse in this case towards advocacy aimed at civil society.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato11 jun. 2015
VejledereAzhar Hussain


  • discourse analysis
  • Reproductive health and rights