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Rural Women's and Girls’ Participation and Leadership for Community Development: A Training Hand

Author: Yuan Feng, Chi Jin, Livesey Alana, Yang Lichao

ISBN: 978-1-84464-410-0

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-411-7

Paperback-160 pages

Sep 30, 2014


£29 €36 $49



This book provides guidelines for introducing community-based gender analysis to practical development concerns through developing gender-sensitive training activities for practitioners and community members in the developing world in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Based on national and international training projects and best practices, and extensive experiences in the promotion of gender awareness and women’s capacity building in China as well as internationally , this training manual provides a valuable blueprint for capacity building activities and training projects in developing countries in the promotion of social development and gender equality This training handbook is guided by international human rights frameworks, focusing on analyzing structures of power and gender inequality across a variety of institutions and systems within countries. The training activities are participatory and emphasize on active participation of all trainees. Through conducting several pilot trainings, the manual is internationally versatile and applicable to different regional and national contexts. This book is published in association with UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education.



Chapter 1: Me and My Homeland Chapter 2: Gender, Community Development, and Problem Analysis Chapter 3: Community Development Led by Women Chapter 4: Prospect: Strengthening Confidence and Enhancing Leadership Chapter 5: Follow-up, Action Plans and Report Chapter 6: Training and Becoming a Future Trainer Appendix 1: Energizers and Icebreakers Appendix 2: Glossary of Gender-related Terms and Concepts Appendix 3: Collaborative Self-improvement Tool References

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