Active citizenship and rural women : a citizens’ voice model for emergent productive water users

Abstract: This study of a Citizens’ Voice project in the province of Limpopo, South Africa, finds that active citizenship exists, but its effectiveness is limited by the lack of engagement among women’s organizations, the lack of capacity to interact with government officials, and weak institutions. Author(s): Loate, Lesego Source(s): , [10] p., ill. Published: 2013…

Who owns the land? : perspectives from rural Ugandans and implications for land acquisitions

Abstract: The effect of different definitions of land ownership, gender relations and ownership documents on women’s land rights in Uganda is examined. Many households report husbands and wives jointly own the land, but women are less likely to be listed on ownership documents and have fewer rights. Author(s): Bomuhangi, Allan; Doss, Cheryl; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Source(s):…

Engendering livelihoods through decentralisation in Tanzania

Abstract: The underlying drivers of gender inequalities in resource access and control in the Pangani river basin in Tanzania include poor linkage between political and sectoral decentralization. The engendering livelihood model is proposed as an alternative and options are discussed. Author(s): Olemako, T.R.; Munishi, P.K.T.; Kadigi, R.M.J. Source(s): , Development review : beyond research; Vol.…

Women in search of citizenship : experiences from West Africa

Abstract: This book provides insights into what gender inclusive citizenship means as a practice, what can be achieved when it is promoted and what role participatory action research can play. It shares the experiences of women in local communities devising ways to exercise their citizenship. Author(s): Imam, Ayesha; Kamminga, Evelien Source(s): , 127 p., ill.,…

Citizenship learning, participatory democracy and micro-financing : the case of Grameen bank’s peer-lending system in Bangladesh

Abstract: This paper is about how Grameen Bank (GB) women borrowers engage in participatory democracy through discussion at weekly centre meetings. Although GB has no direct formal citizenship education program, these activities generate poor women’s leadership development opportunities in the community. Author(s): Rouf, Kazi Abdur Source(s): , Journal of global citizenship & equity education (JGCEE);…

From poverty to power? : women’s participation in intermediary organisations in site C, Khayelitsha

Abstract: This article examines how South-African women organize themselves in community structures to claim socio-economic rights through participation. Intermediary institutions mediate the participatory spaces for engagement created by local government. Author(s): Thompson, Lisa; Conradie, Ina Source(s): , Africanus; vol. 41, no. 1 p. 43-56, ill., tab Africanus vol. 41, no. 1 Published: 2011 Unisa, [Pretoria]…

Empowerment of rural women : the role of gender-responsive governance and institutions : report of the secretary-general

Abstract: The report examines the contributions of gender-responsive governance and institutions to rural women’s empowerment. The role of local governments is highlighted. It was prepared for the fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which took place from 27 February to 9 March 2012. Author(s): ECOSOC Source(s): , 20 p. Published: 2011…

The effectiveness of local business service centres in disseminating information to woman entrepreneurs in Gauteng, South Africa

Abstract: This article examines the effectiveness of local business service centres (LBSCs) as information dissemination operations. It was found that black women entrepreneurs were not aware of the services and a special outreach effort in the townships is called for. Author(s): Chiloane-Tsoka, Evelyn G. Source(s): , Gender & behaviour; vol. 9, no. 1 p. 3566-3579…

Space on the mat : Pacific women in local government

Abstract: This is a networking site for Pacific Women in Local Government to exchange experiences, perspectives and ideas on ways in which local government can promote women’s voices, address women’s needs and provide opportunities for women’s political representation alongside men in consultation processes. Author(s): CLGF Source(s): , Published: 2010 Women in local government, [Suva] (English…