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“Nobody wants to give power on a silver plate – you have to fight for it.” A study of twelve women’s organizations in Zimbabwe and their representatives' views on women’s opportunities for political participation in the country

Gustafsson, Lova LU (2013) MIDM71 20131
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate how women working for different women’s organizations within civil society in Zimbabwe perceive and experience their own as well as other women’s ability and existing opportunities to influence and participate in politics and decision-making. Several research questions were elaborated that address the role of the women’s organizations, the opportunities and challenges the interviewees believe exist for their own and other women’s political participation as well as the strategies used by these organizations in order to enhance women’s ability and opportunities to influence and participate in politics and decision-making. In this study, a qualitative method was used with a hermeneutic approach as... (More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate how women working for different women’s organizations within civil society in Zimbabwe perceive and experience their own as well as other women’s ability and existing opportunities to influence and participate in politics and decision-making. Several research questions were elaborated that address the role of the women’s organizations, the opportunities and challenges the interviewees believe exist for their own and other women’s political participation as well as the strategies used by these organizations in order to enhance women’s ability and opportunities to influence and participate in politics and decision-making. In this study, a qualitative method was used with a hermeneutic approach as a strategy of inquiry. In total, fourteen women working for different women’s organizations in Zimbabwe were interviewed. The results show that various strategies are used by the women’s organizations to create opportunities for their own and other women’s political participation and to tackle the different challenges that they face as women of Zimbabwe. The role of these women’s organizations and the work that they do is crucial to enhance women’s political participation in the country. (Less)
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author
Gustafsson, Lova LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM71 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
women’s organizations, women’s political participation, civil society, advocacy, women’s rights
language
English
id
3972379
date added to LUP
2013-12-04 09:37:23
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2013-12-04 09:37:23
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to investigate how women working for different women’s organizations within civil society in Zimbabwe perceive and experience their own as well as other women’s ability and existing opportunities to influence and participate in politics and decision-making. Several research questions were elaborated that address the role of the women’s organizations, the opportunities and challenges the interviewees believe exist for their own and other women’s political participation as well as the strategies used by these organizations in order to enhance women’s ability and opportunities to influence and participate in politics and decision-making. In this study, a qualitative method was used with a hermeneutic approach as a strategy of inquiry. In total, fourteen women working for different women’s organizations in Zimbabwe were interviewed. The results show that various strategies are used by the women’s organizations to create opportunities for their own and other women’s political participation and to tackle the different challenges that they face as women of Zimbabwe. The role of these women’s organizations and the work that they do is crucial to enhance women’s political participation in the country.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Lova},
  keyword      = {women’s organizations,women’s political participation,civil society,advocacy,women’s rights},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {“Nobody wants to give power on a silver plate – you have to fight for it.” A study of twelve women’s organizations in Zimbabwe and their representatives' views on women’s opportunities for political participation in the country},
  year         = {2013},
}