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dc.contributor.authorGoldenberg, Dahlia*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:15:59Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:15:59Zen
dc.date.issued2008-11-05en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552070802465292
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131677en
dc.descriptionGrassroots women's leadership is important if democracy is to be 'deepened' - that is, if representative democracies are to formally include citizen participation in more ways than simply voting in elections. One approach to deepening democracy is to encourage and support spaces - both literal and metaphorical - that enable grassroots women to organise as leaders and engage with local government to achieve change in their communities. This, it is hoped, will enable women to develop ongoing relationships with local government and achieve concrete improvements for their communities. The Huairou Commission and GROOTS International have developed an approach which helps grassroots women's organisations to do this. This article examines how grassroots women's organisations in Uganda, Kenya, and Russia have successfully adapted the Local to Local Dialogue method to their local contexts, empowering and recognising poor women as community leaders. 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.extent13en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/grassroots-womens-leadership-and-deepening-democracy-the-huairou-commissions-lo-131677
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.titleGrassroots women's leadership and 'Deepening Democracy': the Huairou Commission's Local to Local Dialogue replicationen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryUgandaen
oxfam.subject.countryKenyaen
oxfam.subject.countryRussian Federationen
oxfam.subject.keywordParticipation
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameGender, Development, and Leadershipen
prism.number3en
prism.volume16en
dc.year.issuedate2008en


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