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Creating voice and carving space : redefining governance from a gender perspective

Document type: book
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Abstract: The book is based on action research undertaken in eight country contexts across two regions, Southern Africa and South Asia, by sixteen civil society organisations. It provides insights into the changing role of civil society organisations representing women’s interests in facilitating ‘voice’ of the most marginalised women, and in developing strategies, methods and tools to bring poor women’s voices to governance institutions in order to ensure responsiveness in policy formulation and implementation. In contrast to dominant views of governance as a series of technical interventions to improve state functioning, this book looks at governance as political process. It investigates how women among marginalised groups can stake their claim to participation in governance, and create accountability of governance institutions to their interests and rights.
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Authors: Mukhopadhyay, M. , Meer, S.
Country: Bangladesh , India , Namibia , Pakistan , South Africa , Sri Lanka , Zambia , Zimbabwe
Category: Policy
Keywords: governance , policy , women , participation , civil society , gender
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: 214
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: KIT Publishers
Year: 2004
Region: Southern Africa , South Asia
Right: © 2004 KIT
Subject: Social and Political Change
Title: Creating voice and carving space : redefining governance from a gender perspective