Women's involvement : a switch in thinking, Hoto, Pakistan

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In this article, the authors argue that women's involvement (despite initial resistance from the village males) in a participatory water project has had an impact on their role in the community in northern Pakistan. By recounting the history and context of the water project, the barriers faced, the process of participation and the final resolution to the water problem by the community, the authors discuss the wider issue of gender politics. They show how in choosing to go with the women's strategy for harnessing water, the role of gender in mediating access to and management of water becomes apparent and how larger shifts occur in terms of community participation in development.

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No. 35
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H ODD, UK
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International Institute for Environment and Development