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Title: Impact of decentralization policies on women rights in Sudan : a case study on the impact of decentralization on health, education and use of natural resources; final research report
Authors: Elkarib, Asha Khalil
Farah, Mohamed Salih
Ibrahim, Ilham Osman
Keywords: WOMEN'S RIGHTS
GENDER ANALYSIS
ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
ACCESS TO EDUCATION
LAND TENURE
RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
GENDER EQUALITY
SUDAN
Date: 2007
Publisher: Gender Center for Research and Studies
Abstract: This research aims at looking at the impact on decentralization polices and processes on women rights and gender relations in Sudan. Specifically the research looked into the different factors which may affect the degree of meeting women’s health and education needs and impact on distribution and access to resources, in order to identify certain sets of appropriate, measurable and adaptable gender sensitive monitoring indicators to be adopted by policy makers and practitioners in order to sharpen the gender analysis, audit and focus. The problem upon which the research was built was based on observing how women’s ability in Sudan to enjoy their rights has deteriorated and reflected in serious decline in girls' quality of education, health and access to resources. It was assumed that the adopted decentralized system in Sudan has not contributed to reducing the gender gap and hence did not improve the gender relations towards gender equality. The research capitalized on using the available literature and secondary information and qualitative data and statistics from different sources including government bodies, UN agencies and research institutions. However, that was complemented by participatory qualitative information generated through Participatory Tools such as group discussions, reflection workshops, selective interviews, and social exclusion analysis. Participants in these discussions included government officials, community leaders, women committees and groups, students, Parents/teachers committees, water committees, policy makers, and civil society members.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/35619
Project Number: 102076
Project Title: Research Competition: Decentralization and Women's Rights (Sub-Saharan Africa)
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