Women in Politics: gender, power and development
Women the world over are being prevented from engaging in politics. Women’s political leadership of any sort is a rarity and a career in politics rarer still. We have, however, begun to understand what it takes to create an enabling environment for women’s political participation.
In this pioneering collection, writers from Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East are brought together for the first time to talk explicitly about women’s participation in the political scene across the global South. Answering such questions as how women can get political apprenticeship opportunities, how these opportunities translate into the pursuit of a political career, and how these pursuits then influence the kind of political platform women advocate once in power, Women in Politics is essential reading for anyone interested in what it means to engage politically.
Working with Rural Communities
Youth Particiation in Development: a guide for development agencies and policy makers
This guide has been developed to assist donor agencies and policy advisors in a range of organisations working with and for youth. It aims to increase understanding of the growing importance of, and greater potential for, youth participation in development practice and to explore key issues and approaches. It provides information on how to actually work with youth at a practical operational level in respect of policy and programming. It does this through the provision of promising practice case studies (and their associated resources) and a number of quality standards that will help organisations to get started. Central to the guide is its focus on working with excluded sub-groups of young people, and the importance of building partnerships between adults and youth in a culturally sensitive manner.