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dc.contributor.authorHlupekile Longwe, Saraen
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:10:46Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:10:46Zen
dc.date.issued2000-11-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/741923784en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131436en
dc.descriptionCurrent NGO and development agency strategies to support women's political empowerment are based on two assumptions: firstly, that women's increased access to resources, especially education, will lead to their increased representation in political positions; and secondly, that governments are genuinely committed to leading national programmes of action for women's advancement. Both of these assumptions are seriously mistaken. All development organisations supporting women's empowerment must recognise the true obstacles women face in gaining political power, and develop programme strategies to overcome them. In addition to focusing on the need to get women into government, NGOs could also usefully support women's organisations that are engaging in direct action - a key strategy which enables women to push for policy changes from outside government. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent7en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/towards-realistic-strategies-for-womens-political-empowerment-in-africa-131436
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.titleTowards realistic strategies for women's political empowerment in Africaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameWomen and Leadershipen
prism.number3en
prism.volume8en
dc.year.issuedate2000en
dc.year.issuedate2000en


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