Yoda, Françoise Bibiane Rapport de l’exercice de capitalisation du projet “Promotion de la participation des femmes a la gouvernance locale au Burkina Faso” Universitas Forum: International Journal on Human Development and International Cooperation, 3 (1). ISSN 2070-6790
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Report on the Capitalization of the Project ‘Promotion of Women’s Participation in Local Governance in Burkina Faso’ This report describes the process of of capitalizing the initiative of Reseau Femmes en Action through the production of a radio broadcast for Universitas Forum. The radio broadcast was originally recorded in local languages and translated into French under the direction of RFA. The report presents the project “Promotion of women’s participation in local governance” that was launched in 2005 with the main aim of arousing women’s political consciousness in order to improve their chances for election and their civic awareness in view of their effective participation in the democratic process. The project enabled 4,500 women to understand their civic duties and rights, their crucial role in the democratization and local development process – as well as the challenges presented by decentralization and the importance of participating in local elections. Local actors were also stimulated to undertake projects for the promotion of women’s participation. The results of the 2006 local elections, with 6,400 women elected as local councilors and 20 women as mayors, are encouraging in this sense.
|Keywords:||women; empowerment; participation; governance|
|Topics:||Human rights > Case studies|
Education, pedagogy and human development > Case studies
Women’s empowerment and human development > Case studies
Media and communications > Case studies
Democratic and participatory governance > Case studies
|Deposited On:||11 Jun 2012 16:43|
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