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Local government, gender and integrated development planning

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dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-31 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-11T13:16:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-11T13:16:03Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0796921970 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5903
dc.description.abstract Since 1994, local government in South Africa has become more important than ever before. It has been described as the 'hands and feet' of government, and is expected to play a key role in development. But to what extent does local government support women's empowerment and gender equity? Do integrated development plans (IDPs), which give strategic direction to the work of a municipality, benefit gender equity or women's rights? These are the key issues discussed in Local Government, Gender and Integrated Development Planning. Authors Todes, Sithole and Williamson examine whether decentralisation is actually empowering women by making government closer and more accessible, or whether national gender policy directives are being ignored in IDP processes and outcomes. The monograph is based on a project carried out in KwaZulu-Natal over the period 2004-2006. It includes both an accessible, useful summary of research findings and recommendations for the future. The monograph is intended to stimulate thinking and debate on how to promote women's rights and gender equality within the context of decentralisation, as well as within IDP and project processes. It is aimed at a wide audience, from gender advocates and activists to municipal planners to councillors. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject GENDER EQUALITY en
dc.subject LOCAL GOVERNMENT en
dc.title Local government, gender and integrated development planning en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.BudgetYear 2007/08 en
dc.ResearchGroup Urban, Rural and Economic Development en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4768 en
dc.outputnumber 3315 en
dc.bibliographictitle Todes, A., Sithole, P. & Williamson, A. (2007) <i>Local government, gender and integrated development planning. </i> Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2007 en
dc.contributor.author1 Todes, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Sithole, P. en
dc.contributor.author3 Williamson, A. en

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