This toolkit draws on the experience of the use of participatory tools within an evaluation context. Focused on the feminist ethic of listening to the voices of women whilst also locating a framework to analyse the power relations within which women's lives are embedded, the Toolkit lays out how one may use tools such as body mapping and resource mapping, amongst several others, in feminist evaluations.
The process and results of a planning workshop with farmers in Mutoko District, Zimbabwe, suggest that women were able to set their priorities and influenced the problem ranking and project planning in the presence of their male counterparts. This chapter discusses the methodology and gender-related results of the workshop.
This chapter reflects on a gender-sensitive use of video for participatory development. Following a definition of "participatory video", some of the more gender-neutral attributes of the medium are described, followed by the discussion of a Jamaican pilot project on communication which has used participatory video for soil-nutrient technology development with rural women. Other experiences from Peru, India and St. Lucia suggest an initial set of considerations for those using or contemplating the use of video for participatory development.