Praise for the book ...
‘The absence of women’s voices in decisions which affect their lives is notonly a problem for women but is usually a sign of unjust power relations thatexclude many men as well. The eight case studies in this book drawn fromaround the world give rich, concrete insights into strategies for change in suchsituations – ones which effectively build women’s leadership and participa-tion in economic, social and political spheres. They illustrate how women areoften at the forefront of change, not just to raise their own voices, but in sodoing to create more just and democratic societies for others as well.’
, Professor, Participation, Power andSocial Change team, Institute of Development Studies‘As someone who has spent 20 years on Women’s Leadership and Participa-tion right around the world I very much welcome this new Oxfam Publica-tion. Its vivid case studies show how women can successfully raise their voicesat local, national and international levels, essential for poverty alleviationand overcoming gender inequality. Excellent reading for civil servants in aiddepartments, NGOs, IGOs such as the UN, OECD, OSCE, World Bank – andeveryone working for a better, saner and fairer world.’
, Senior Partner, Eyecatcher/Shevolution‘This collection of innovations in supporting women’s engagement in politi-cal competition provides inspiring examples of how to accelerate the much-anticipated positive effects of increasing the numbers of women in politics.Under the right conditions, more women in public of
ce do deliver bettergovernance for all. This volume provides us with inspiring guidance for build-ing gender equality into political life.’
Anne Marie Goetz
, Chief Advisor, Governance Peace and Security,UNIFEM