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  • Gender and Citizenship at the Grassroots: Assessing the Effect of NGO Initiatives in Social Mobil...

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    This article assesses the impact that social mobilization/political empowerment initiatives led by NGOs have had on the gender dynamics of every-day expression of citizenship at community level in Kenya and Bangladesh. Dominant discourses on gend...

    Mahmud, S & C, Nyamu-Musembi

    Citizenship DRC Synthesis Paper - Draft, 2011.

    This article assesses the impact that social mobilization/political empowerment initiatives led by NGOs have had on the gender dynamics of every-day expression of citizenship at community level in Kenya and Bangladesh. Dominant discourses on gender and citizenship have tended to focus on structural constraints on women’s exercise of citizenship rights, as manifested in laws, policies and design of public institutions. Without denying the reality of these structural constraints, this article seeks to make visible the role of agency in the construction of citizenship: the micro-level day-to-day expressions of citizenship, the influence of NGO-led social mobilization/political empowerment initiatives in cultivating that agency, and the gender dynamics that are implicated in day-to-day expressions of citizenship. This article builds on earlier writings based on two micro-level studies in Kenya and Banglades
  • Have Civil Society Organisations' Political Empowerment Programs at the Grassroots Level Contribu...

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    Due to copyright restrictions, we can only share the first three pages of this chapter online. The book can be ordered from Zed Books at www.zedbooks.co.uk/citizenship or purchased at the IDS bookstore.

    Nyamu-Musembi, C

    In VSP Coelho & B von Lieres (eds) Mobilizing for Democracy: Citizen Action and the Politics of Public Participation. London: Zed, 2010.

    Due to copyright restrictions, we can only share the first three pages of this chapter online. The book can be ordered from Zed Books at www.zedbooks.co.uk/citizenship or purchased at the IDS bookstore.
  • The Dynamics of Political Change and Transition: Civil Society, Governance and the Culture of Pol...

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    Okello, D

    In VSP Coelho & B von Lieres (eds) Mobilising for Democracy: Citizen Action and the Politics of Public Participation. London: Zed, 2010.

  • Reinventing Politics: Neighbourhood Assemblies in Kenya

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    In 1998, the government of Kenya advertised a call for proposals for community-based projects. Financed by the European Union, the Community Development Fund expected community-based organizations to raise 25 percent of the proposed budget. One se...

    Pioneers of Participation Case Study Series, Cape Town: Islandla Institute, 2010.

    In 1998, the government of Kenya advertised a call for proposals for community-based projects. Financed by the European Union, the Community Development Fund expected community-based organizations to raise 25 percent of the proposed budget. One self-help group based in the town of Vihiga (which bears the same name as the district in which it is located) was interested to apply, but could not raise the necessary funds from among its members. The group of women sought advise on the matter...
  • Outrage and Social Organising in Kenya's Tenements

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    This two-page document summarises research into the strategies taken by tenement housing residents to claim their rights.

    Benequista, N

    Backed by Popular Demand: Citizen Actions for Accountability, Citizenship DRC Case Study Series, 2009.

    This two-page document summarises research into the strategies taken by tenement housing residents to claim their rights.

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