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.
Discusses a research methodology which mixed recent innovations in feminist ethnography and participatory mapping with formal surveys over a four-month period, and which helped formulate comprehensive versions of the local changes brought about by a forestry project.
This chapter describes a study on gender issues in irrigation in Cambodia, which challenged the assumption that female headship of household is an economic (or poverty) indicator. It argues that to understand the relationship between gender and the socio-economic situation of a household, local perceptions of both gender and well-being are crucial, while using an externally derived, gender-analysis framework and categorization, such as female-headed households, may obscure more significant local socio-economic differences.
This chapter describes the process of institutionalising a gender-oriented participatory extension approach in Siavonga District, Zambia.
This chapter examines three NGOs operating in Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal to analyse the different approaches to incorporating women and refugees into organisational structural hierarchies, and the impact this has had on programme activities and women. In doing so, it probes the multi-faceted relationships between the structure of development organisations, women's participation, and empowerment.
This chapter discusses how Redd Barna Uganda (RBU) evolved its particular appraoch to participatory planning that involves five social groups: younger and older men and women, and children. It describes the steps that RBU takes to ensure the participation, in particular, of women and children in community-based planning.
This chapter describes the efforts of and problems encountered by an NGO, Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP), India, in its attempts to integrate the concerns of men and women, while supporting local village institutions in managing their natural resources.
This chapter describes a diagnostic and operational framework for the institutionalisation of a gender perspective in development policy, planning and practice.