Gender, Citizenship and Governance

Engendering local governance for sustainable development in Nigeria : final technical report

Afonja, Simi and Afolabi, Mojirayo and Alagbile, Monica | 2006
  • Author(s): Afonja, Simi and Afolabi, Mojirayo and Alagbile, Monica
  • Publisher: Obafemi Awolowo university
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, political participation, local government, women's rights, nigeria
This study was undertaken in Nigeria to assess the gender implications of decentralization, the gender issues in local government planning and budgeting, the participation of women in local governance, in promoting women’s rights and the strength of the women’s constituency.

Crossing boundaries : women and economic, social and cultural rights : report of a meeting in Goa, India, October 28-31, 2004

Aggarwal, Alison Gita and Darooka, Priti | cop. 2005
  • Author(s): Aggarwal, Alison Gita and Darooka, Priti
  • Publisher: Programme on women's economic, social and cultural rights (PWESCR)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, women's rights, economic, social and cultural rights
In 2004, 19 women from all over the world gathered in Goa, India, to have a 'conversation' about weaving gender into the work on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs). One of the aims was to explore existing trends and tensions related to integrating a gender analysis into ESCRs.

Promoting gender equity in the democratic process : women's paths to political participation and decisionmaking

Ahern, Patricia and Nuti, Paul and Masterson, Julia M. | cop. 2000
  • Author(s): Ahern, Patricia and Nuti, Paul and Masterson, Julia M.
  • Publisher: International center for research on women (ICRW) [etc.]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, popular participation, political representation, political participation, gender equality
This synthesis paper establishes a framework for examining the relationship between good governance and women’s empowerment, and reports on the ways that a sample of 14 PROWID projects have influenced this connection in specific countries and contexts.

Women's engagement with political parties in contemporary Africa : reflections on Uganda's experience

Ahikire, Josephine | 2009
  • Author(s): Ahikire, Josephine
  • Publisher: Centre for policy studies (CPS)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, political representation, political parties, uganda
The experience of women’s political engagement in contemporary Uganda after the introduction of multiparty competitive elections in 2006 is reviewed. While women’s representation in Ugandan politics appears to have improved, women’s involvement in political parties still leaves a lot to be desired.

The women's movement : an emerging power

Akbari, Azadeh | 2009
  • Author(s): Akbari, Azadeh
  • Publisher: London school of economics (LSE)
  • Pages: 11--14
  • Keywords: women, social movements, elections, women's advancement, iran
This article, page 11-14, discusses the impact of the women's movement on the elections in Iran. It is part of a series of articles contained in this report on the 2009 Iranian elections.

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