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Video - Real Rights: Decentralization and Women in South Asia

October 20, 2010

It was a policy born of a shining promise — that decentralized governments would help empower tens of millions of women in developing countries. But has shifting more power and resources to the local level really improved women’s lives?

These videos show the results of fieldwork supported by IDRC’s Women’s Rights and Citizenship program, which aimed to learn from women’s experiences of decentralization in Nepal, Pakistan, and India.

Material from the videos are based on research projects lead by the Centre for Development Studies, ForestAction, Rural Support Programmes, Society for Promoting Participative Eco-System Management, and UNATI – Organization for Development Education.

Photography and video are by Jason Taylor. Videos are in English only.

IDRC Nepal
IDRC Pakistan

IDRC Kerala 

IDRC Maharashtra  

IDRC Rajasthan