The challenges of women participation in local governance : the case of Accra and Tamale metropolitan assemblies

Abstract: Qualitative data and statistics of female councilors from 1994 to 2006 in Tamale and Accra are used to assess the factors that may be accountable for their small numbers as compared to their male counterparts. In addition, the history and structure of local governance in Ghana is described. Author(s): Mahamadu, Abdul-Razak Source(s): , x,…

Gender and local governance in Pakistan : promoting participation through capacity building

Abstract: The participation of Pakistani women in local government is low. A comprehensive gender capacity building framework should be developed, based on capacity building and creating an enabling environment within the institutions. Author(s): Jabeen, Nasira; Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Source(s): , South Asian studies : a research journal of south Asian studies; Vol. 25, No. 2…

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…

VNG international committed to strengthening democratic local government worldwide

Abstract: The importance of gender in local government is explained. Subjects include: (1) gender sensitive leadership; and (2) how to mainstream gender related issues within the LOGO South programme. For each case, examples are given from LOGO South Gender programmes and activities. Author(s): Evertzen, Annette; Akrimi, Neila; Verhoeven, Marieke Source(s): , 32 p., ill. Published:…

Capacity for effective participation

Abstract: sl276slmult1Affirmative action measures aimed at enhancing women’s participation as political representatives in decentralised government bodies is a growing field of research and development practice. Several issues need to be addressed first, however, to realise these goals. Author(s): Mukhopadhyay, Maitrayee; Lodenstein, Elsbet; Kamminga, Evelien Source(s): , [3] p., ill. Published: 2010 European centre for development…

The effects of political reservations for women on local governance and rural service provision : survey evidence from Karnataka

Abstract: Evidence from India is used to qualify & quantify the role of political reservation policies for women as a determinant of rural service provision and local governance and to identify factors that constrain effective local governance & rural service provision beyond the women’s reservation effect. Author(s): Raabe, Katharina; Sekher, Madhushree; Birner, Regina Source(s): ,…

Water rights as women’s rights? : assessing the scope for women’s empowerment through decentralised water governance in Maharashtra and Gujarat

Abstract: The implications of decentralization of water governance in Maharashtra and Gujarat, India, for environmental democracy and gender rights are examined. The question to what extent participation in community water governance has been empowering for women representatives is addressed. Author(s): Kulkarni, Seema Source(s): , [230] p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2008 SOPPECOM [etc.], [Pune…

Women’s empowerment and good governance through community radio : best experiences for an action research process

Abstract: This collection of articles seeks to contribute to the impact of community radio on governance issues especially related to gender equality and women’s rights. The publication is part of a two-year participatory action research process to address the challenges to women’s participation in democracy. Author(s): Solervicens, Marcelo Source(s): , [136] p., ill., tabs Published:…

Women as political actors : formal criteria and informal dynamics in electing women councillors in Niger

Abstract: A quota system for women was used in the municipal council elections in Niger to enhance the representation of women councillors. This demonstrates that the decentralization process can provide women with a better access to local politics. Author(s): Tegels, José; Abdou, Maïmouna Source(s): , SNV publications; H0702-04 24 p., ill., tabs SNV publications H0702-04…

Mauritius local government gender action plan manual

Abstract: The local government (LG) gender action plan workshop manual is a product of the Training of Trainer (TOT) workshop that took place in Johannesburg in November 2007. The workshop brought together representatives of gender and LG authorities from Mauritius, Lesotho, South Africa and Namibia. Author(s): Virahsawmy, Loga Source(s): , 129 p., ill., graphs, tabs…