Gender, Citizenship and Governance

Religion, politics and gender equality in Turkey : confrontation, coexistence or transformation?

Arat, Yesim | 2008
  • Author(s): Arat, Yesim
  • Publisher: United Nations research institute for social development (UNRISD)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: gender equality, political aspects, church and state, islam, turkey
This is the draft of a country case study on Turkey in the Religion, Politics and Gender Equality Project. The paper evaluates the effects of the intertwining of religion and politics in Turkey on women's equal opportunities. Free registration is required to download the publication.

Land tenure, housing rights and gender in Nicaragua

Arenas, Carlos and Morales Ortega, Ninette | cop. 2005
  • Author(s): Arenas, Carlos and Morales Ortega, Ninette
  • Publisher: United nations human settlements programme (UN-HABITAT)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, land tenure, housing, property rights, nicaragua
This broad analysis of the national and local legal framework related to land, housing, inheritance and marital property rights in Nicaragua, includes an examination of tenure types and land management systems, and their accessibility to the (urban) poor, also from a gender perspective.

Women and political participation in Nigeria

Arowolo, Dare and Aluko, Folorunso S. | 2010
  • Author(s): Arowolo, Dare and Aluko, Folorunso S.
  • Publisher: EuroJournals]
  • Pages: 581--593
  • Keywords: women, political participation, nigeria
A study was conducted to identify specific factors responsible for the low level of women's political participation in Nigeria. Major inhibiting factors appeared to be sedentary in nature rather than the issue of money, violence etc.

Gender and governance in rural services : insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia

Asante, Felix | 2009
  • Author(s): Asante, Felix
  • Publisher: World bank
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, women in agriculture, public services, agricultural extension, rural water supply, rural development, development projects, ghana, ethiopia, india
The book aims provides insights into strategies to improve agricultural and rural service delivery with the aim to provide more equitable access to these services, especially for women. It focuses on India, Ethiopia, and Ghana, and on agricultural extension and drinking water services.

Candidate training manual for women : an NDI training guide for civil society organizations

Asiimwe-Mwesigye, Jacqueline and Butler, Alexious | cop. 2005
  • Author(s): Asiimwe-Mwesigye, Jacqueline and Butler, Alexious
  • Publisher: National democratic institute for international affairs (NDI)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, political participation, capacity building, manuals
This manual aims to contribute to sustaining women's participation in politics and government by equipping women candidates with the necessary skills to help them win.

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