Decentralization, Local Politics and the Construction of Women's Citizenship (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania) - Phase I

The onset of decentralization in a number of African countries provides an opportunity to investigate questions of women's space and citizenship in the state process.

This project constitutes the first phase of a comparative study of decentralization, local politics and the construction of women's citizenship in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Researchers will examine the gendered subtexts in the decentralization process with a view to understanding how women's citizenship is constructed and reconstructed at the local level. The project will also investigate the actual process through which women access justice in the local courts.

The resulting discussion papers will be presented at an interregional workshop, published as occasional papers and used to inform the second phase of the project.

Project ID

103391

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Thursday, February 9, 2006

End Date

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Duration

12 months

IDRC Officer

Golah, Pamela

Total funding

CA$ 82,563

Countries

North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania

Program

Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Josephine Ahikire

Institution

Centre for Basic Research

Institution Country

Uganda

Institution Website

http://www.cbr-ug.org