Civil Society Strengthening

Women’s voice and leadership in decision-making: Assessing the evidence

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Authors:  Pilar Domingo, Rebecca Holmes, Tam O’Neil, Nicola Jones, Kate Bird, Anna Larson, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall and Craig Valters

Publication date: April 2015

The report looks at whether women’s capabilities and actions in different spheres lead them to have more presence and influence within private and public decision-making. Based on a review of over 400 sources, the report is organised around thematic chapters on women’s political participation, social activism, and economic empowerment.

Rural governance that works

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In this blog post at The Broker, John Coonrod argues that private sector and value-chain development will not contribute to poverty reduction without accountable, effective, inclusive rural governance. Economic development yes, poverty reduction no.

Read the full blog post at http://www.thebrokeronline.eu/Blogs/Towards-a-food-secure-world/Rural-governance-that-works

TEDx talk "This is not a video camera"

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In this TEDx Talk about participatory video, Chris Lunch of InsightShare asks us to re-look at what we think we know about the technology and potential behind video cameras. He shows how handing over a video camera to a community and letting the subjects of a film become the directors, turns a video camera into a people magnet and a true champion for change.

TEDx talk "This is not a video camera"

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In this TEDx Talk about participatory video, Chris Lunch of InsightShare asks us to re-look at what we think we know about the technology and potential behind video cameras. He shows how handing over a video camera to a community and letting the subjects of a film become the directors, turns a video camera into a people magnet and a true champion for change.

 

Using digital video for project monitoring and evaluation in Laos

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In 2005, Rana Ghose gave a training in Laos on how to use digital video for monitoring and evaluation purposes. This video documents the training workshop through the words of those trained.

Using digital video for project monitoring and evaluation in Sri Lanka

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In 2004, six staff members of the Regional Economic Advancement Project in Sri Lanka received a video training for monitoring and evaluation purposes. The video illustrates the process and how those trained envision using the medium.

Sharing knowledge and building capacity with digital video

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These two videos document two trainings, given by Rana Ghose to people working with Jeevika SEWA, India. The trainings focussed on how to shoot, edit and share videos for their own information dissemination purposes. The woman working with SEWA, both project staff and villagers, share their experiences about the training and the added value of digital video for their work.

Digital video as a means for sharing experiences

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This video documents a training workshop, given by Rana Ghose in India to build capacity to enable participants to shoot, edit and share their own videos. Participants explain how digital videos can be used as a tool for documentation efforts.

Assessing and Strengthening Civil Society Worldwide

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Author: Volkart Finn Heinrich
Publication Date: 2004

Civil Society Index Paper Series, Volume 2, Issue 1.