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dc.creatorMutimukuru-Maravanyika, T.
dc.creatorMills, D.J.
dc.creatorAsare, C.
dc.creatorAsiedu, G.A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-01T08:33:29Z
dc.date.available2018-08-01T08:33:29Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier3950_2016_Mutimukuru-Maravanyika_Enhancing.pdf
dc.identifier.citationWater Resources and Rural Development, online first 26 April
dc.identifier.issn2212-6082
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/242
dc.description.abstractWe describe a participatory action research journey with the Anlo Beach fishing community, Ghana, to promote womens participation in decision-making. It was clear from an early stage that women were absent from formal decision-making platforms, making it difficult for their livelihood and wellbeing challenges to be addressed. We began our work with a belief that community transformation can be achieved only if all community members, including women, participate actively in development projects. We adopted a gender transformative participatory action research approach. We find that before initiating participatory projects, it is critical to address gendered power asymmetries through capacity development to enable marginalised groups to effectively participate in decision making processes. By opening space for leadership to emerge from marginalised groups, participatory action research can bring about transformative and sustainable outcomes. When their needs are genuinely addressed, community members can champion development activities that transform their communities. Implementing such initiatives, however, requires substantial investment and a fundamental change in the way participatory development initiatives are implemented."
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dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceWater Resources and Rural Development
dc.titleEnhancing women's participation in decision-making in artisanal fisheries in the Anlo Beach fishing community, Ghana
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMutimukuru-Maravanyika, T. et al. (2016). Enhancing women's participation in decision-making in artisanal fisheries in the Anlo Beach fishing community, Ghana. Water Resources and Rural Development, online first 26 April
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.funderIntegrated Coastal and Fisheries Governance (ICFG)
cg.coverage.countryGhana
cg.coverage.regionAfrica
cg.description.wfprogramsandthemesGender
cg.description.wfprogramsandthemesResilient Small-Scale Fisheries
cg.identifier.worldfish3950
cg.subject.agrovocgender
cg.subject.agrovocparticipatory research
cg.subject.agrovocsmall-scale fisheries
cg.subject.worldfishparticipatory action research
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.identifier.statusLimited access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorMutimukuru-Maravanyika, T.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorMills, D.J.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAsare, C.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAsiedu, G.A.
cg.description.themeGender
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.wrr.2016.04.001en_US
cg.identifier.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.wrr.2016.04.001


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