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dc.contributor.authorGachenga, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T10:16:57Z
dc.date.available2016-03-08T10:16:57Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-77922-263-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://weaverpresszimbabwe.com/index.php/store/society-development/water-is-life-women-s-human-rights-in-national-and-local-water-governance-in-southern-and-eastern-africa-detail
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/4308
dc.descriptionBook Chapteren_US
dc.description.abstractThis book approaches water and sanitation as an African gender and human rights issue. Empirical case studies from Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe show how coexisting international, national and local regulations of water and sanitation respond to the ways in which different groups of rural and urban women gain access to water for personal, domestic and livelihood purposes. The authors, who are lawyers, sociologists, political scientists and anthropologists, explore how women cope in contexts where they lack secure rights, and participation in water governance institutions, formal and informal. The research shows how women – as producers of family food – rely on water from multiple sources that are governed by community based norms and institutions which recognize the right to water for livelihood. How these ‘common pool water resources’ – due to protection gaps in both international and national law – are threatened by large-scale development and commercialization initiatives, facilitated through national permit systems, is a key concern. The studies demonstrate that existing water governance structures lack mechanisms which make them accountable to poor and vulnerable waters users on the ground, most importantly women. Our findings thus underscore the need to intensify measures to hold states accountable, not just in water services provision, but in assuring the basic human right to clean drinking water and sanitation; and also to protect water for livelihoods.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWeaver Pressen_US
dc.subjectHuman rightsen_US
dc.subjectWateren_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectMalawien_US
dc.subjectWater governanceen_US
dc.subjectInternational lawen_US
dc.subjectHuman rightsen_US
dc.subjectMarakweten_US
dc.titleGender dimensions of customary water resource governance : Marakwet case studyen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US


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