Gender, Citizenship and Governance

A city in the sand : women in politics for the transformation of Haiti : the story of a coaching programme for a new leadership

Almog, Nava and Puechguirbal, Nadine | 2008]
  • Author(s): Almog, Nava and Puechguirbal, Nadine
  • Publisher: United nations democracy fund (UNDEF)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, political participation, community leadership, capacity building, training programmes, haiti
This book tells the story of a group of Haitian women, leaders in their communities, who, with strength and perseverance in the face of adversity, participated in a training and coaching programme aimed at strengthening the capacity of women in politics.

Women, bureaucracy and the governance of poverty in Southeast Asia : integrating gender and participatory governance in poverty reduction programs in the Philippines and Vietnam

Angeles, Leonora C. | 2000
  • Author(s): Angeles, Leonora C.
  • Publisher: University of Victoria
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, governance, poverty alleviation, development planning, philippines, vietnam
The relationship between gender planning, good governance, and poverty reduction efforts in Southeast Asian states is explored, using Vietnam and the Philippines as case studies for the period 1986 to 1998.

Gendering governance or governing women? : politics, patriarchy, and democratic decentralisation in Kerala state, India

Anitha, S. | 2008
  • Author(s): Anitha, S.
  • Publisher: Centre for development studies (CDS)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, political participation, local government, women in politics, kerala, india
Results of a research on the effects of decentralization and women’s political participation and representation in Kerala, India, are reported. The focus is on women in formal institutions and local government, women at the interface of politics & development, and women in oppositional struggles.

Assessing gendered access to justice in Afghanistan

Anwari, Hangama and Farhoumand-Sims, Cheshmak and Nerland, Krista | 2009
  • Author(s): Anwari, Hangama and Farhoumand-Sims, Cheshmak and Nerland, Krista
  • Publisher: The North-South institute (NSI)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: gender equality, justice, legal status, women's rights, afghanistan
This paper investigates and reflects on opportunities and challenges to gender-equal access to justice in Afghanistan, and the consequences of unequal access for efforts to promote gender equality. It takes as its basis the notion that legal justice and social justice are intimately linked.

Religion, politics and gender equality in Turkey : implications of a democratic paradox

Arat, Yesim | 2009
  • Author(s): Arat, Yesim
  • Publisher: United nations research institute for social development (UNRISD) [etc.]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, political conditions, religion, women's rights, gender equality, turkey
The effects of the intertwining of religion and politics in Turkey both at the level of political and civil society is evaluated to identify whether or not this process expands 'opportunities' for women.

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