Women’s Political Empowerment in Cote d’Ivoire: Mariam Dao Gabala on Advocacy and the US-Africa Summit

During the US-Africa Leaders Summit early last month, hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, the National Democratic Institute invited Mariam Dao Gabala, distinguished advocate of women’s political participation and financial inclusion, from Cote d’Ivoire to lead a discussion focused on Women, Peace, and Democracy in Cote d’Ivoire. Gabala is the president of Coalition des Femmes Leaders de…

FLOW : Funding leadership and opportunities for women

Abstract: Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) is a fund that has been set up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It finances 34 projects focusing on security, economic self-reliance and political participation in more than 100 countries. Author(s): Netherlands Source(s): , Published: 2012 Ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands,…

The role of rural women in local governance : case study on socio-economic context in Bangladesh

Abstract: The socio-economic background and causes of problems of women’s participation in local governance in Bangladesh are examined. Many female UP members had family members in politics. Most problems in performing their responsibilities as UP members are linked to male members non-cooperative attitudes. Author(s): Kabir, Shajahan; Akther, Rahima; Huo, Xuexi Source(s): , International review /…

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.,…

A gender-specific evaluation framework for the leadership development of women in local government

Abstract: A gender-specific evaluation framework is proposed to ensure that gender equality is achieved in all facets of local government in South Africa, including leadership development.The article highlights the importance of evaluating programmes aimed at leadership development. Author(s): Nkwana, H. Mapula; Dijk, H. Gerda Van Source(s): , Administratio publica; Vol. 20, No. 4 p. 157-172…

Local governance critical for achieving development goals : key note speech

Abstract: UNDP administrator Helen Clark identifies key drivers of MDG progress with particular relevance to local governance, including gender equality in education and representation, inclusive growth, development ownership and accountability, sanitation, water supply, and energy access. Author(s): Clark, Helen Source(s): , [3] p. Published: 2011 United nations development programme (UNDP), New York, NY (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Women’s leadership : a case study from Cambodia

Abstract: The representation of women in community councils in Cambodia led to a decrease of domestic violence. Women feel that local authorities are listening to women’s calls for help and are dealing with the issue properly. Author(s): Maffii, Margherita Source(s): , 29 p., ill., tab Published: 2011 Heinrich Böll foundation – Cambodia, Phnom Penh (English…