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…

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.,…

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.…

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…

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);…