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The Resource Water is life : women's human rights in national and local water governance in southern and eastern Africa /, (electronic resource)

Water is life : women's human rights in national and local water governance in southern and eastern Africa /, (electronic resource)

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Water is life : women's human rights in national and local water governance in southern and eastern Africa /
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Water is life
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women's human rights in national and local water governance in southern and eastern Africa /
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eng
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  • This book approached 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 recognise 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 commercialisation 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 water users on the ground, most importantly women. The 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
  • This book approached 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 recognise 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 commercialisation 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 water users on the ground, most importantly women. The 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
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HD1699.A1
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W385 2015
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  • Universitetet i Oslo
  • University of Zimbabwe
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  • Women's rights
  • Women's rights
  • Women in development
  • Women in development
  • Water resources development
  • Water resources development
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  • Water-supply
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Water is life : women's human rights in national and local water governance in southern and eastern Africa /, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • "In association with: the Southern & Eastern African Regional Centre For Women's Law (SEARCWL) at the University of Zimbabwe and the Institute of Women's Law, Child Law and Discrimination Law, Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo."
  • Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-620)
Contents
  • part I Introduction -- 1. The human right to water and sanitation in a legal pluralist landscape : perspectives of southern and eastern African women / Anne Hellum, Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Barbara van Koppen -- 2. Turning the tide : engendering the human right to water and sanitation / Anne Hellum, Ingunn Ikdahl and Patricia Kameri-Mbote -- part II. Kenya -- 3. Human rights, gender and water in Kenya : law, prospects and challenges / Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Francis Kariuki -- 4. Not so Rosy : Farm Workers' Right to Water in the Lake Naivasha Basin / Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Edna Odhiambo -- 5. Watered down : gender and the human right to water and reasonable sanitation in Mathare, Nairobi / Celestine Nyamu Musembi -- 6. Gender dimensions of customary water resource governance : Marakwet case study / Elizabeth Gachenga -- part III. Malawi -- 7. The political economy of the human right to water and women in Malawi / Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza, Michael Chasukwa and Timothy Chirwa -- 8. Women's right to water and participation in practice : insights from urban local water governance systems / Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza, Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Michael Chasukwa and Timothy Chirwa -- 9. Primary actors on the back seat : gender, human rights and rural water governance in Malawi : lessons from Mpemba and Chileka / Michael Chasukwa, Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza and Timothy Chirwa -- part IV. Zimbabwe -- 10. Governance, gender equality and the right to water and sanitation in Zimbabwe : contested norms and institutions in an unstable economic and political terrain / Anne Hellum, Bill Derman, Ellen Sithole and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 11. Zimbabwe's urban water crisis and its implications for different women : emerging norms and practices in Harare's high density suburbs / Anne Hellum, Ellen Sithole, Bill Derman, Lindiwe Mangwanya and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 12. Securing rural women's land and water rights : lessons from Domboshawa communal land / Anne Hellum, Bill Derman, Lindiwe Mangwanya and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 13. A hidden presence : women farm workers right to water and sanitation in the aftermath of the fast track land reform / Elizabeth Rutsate, Bill Derman and Anne Hellum -- part V. South Africa -- 14. Fixing the leaks in women's human rights to water : lessons from South Africa / Barbara van Koppen, Bill Derman, Barbara Schreiner, Ebenezer Durojaye, and Ngcime Mweso -- 15. Gender-equality in statutory water law : the case of priority general authorizations in South Africa / Barbara van Koppen and Barbara Schreiner -- 16. Gender, rights, and the politics of productivity : the case of the Flag Boshielo irrigation scheme, South Africa / Barbara van Koppen, Barbara Tapela, and Everisto Mapedza -- Appendix 1. International legal documents -- Appendix 2. National legislation and cases
  • part I Introduction -- 1. The human right to water and sanitation in a legal pluralist landscape : perspectives of southern and eastern African women / Anne Hellum, Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Barbara van Koppen -- 2. Turning the tide : engendering the human right to water and sanitation / Anne Hellum, Ingunn Ikdahl and Patricia Kameri-Mbote -- part II. Kenya -- 3. Human rights, gender and water in Kenya : law, prospects and challenges / Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Francis Kariuki -- 4. Not so Rosy : Farm Workers' Right to Water in the Lake Naivasha Basin / Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Edna Odhiambo -- 5. Watered down : gender and the human right to water and reasonable sanitation in Mathare, Nairobi / Celestine Nyamu Musembi -- 6. Gender dimensions of customary water resource governance : Marakwet case study / Elizabeth Gachenga -- part III. Malawi -- 7. The political economy of the human right to water and women in Malawi / Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza, Michael Chasukwa and Timothy Chirwa -- 8. Women's right to water and participation in practice : insights from urban local water governance systems / Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza, Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Michael Chasukwa and Timothy Chirwa -- 9. Primary actors on the back seat : gender, human rights and rural water governance in Malawi : lessons from Mpemba and Chileka / Michael Chasukwa, Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza and Timothy Chirwa -- part IV. Zimbabwe -- 10. Governance, gender equality and the right to water and sanitation in Zimbabwe : contested norms and institutions in an unstable economic and political terrain / Anne Hellum, Bill Derman, Ellen Sithole and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 11. Zimbabwe's urban water crisis and its implications for different women : emerging norms and practices in Harare's high density suburbs / Anne Hellum, Ellen Sithole, Bill Derman, Lindiwe Mangwanya and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 12. Securing rural women's land and water rights : lessons from Domboshawa communal land / Anne Hellum, Bill Derman, Lindiwe Mangwanya and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 13. A hidden presence : women farm workers right to water and sanitation in the aftermath of the fast track land reform / Elizabeth Rutsate, Bill Derman and Anne Hellum -- part V. South Africa -- 14. Fixing the leaks in women's human rights to water : lessons from South Africa / Barbara van Koppen, Bill Derman, Barbara Schreiner, Ebenezer Durojaye, and Ngcime Mweso -- 15. Gender-equality in statutory water law : the case of priority general authorizations in South Africa / Barbara van Koppen and Barbara Schreiner -- 16. Gender, rights, and the politics of productivity : the case of the Flag Boshielo irrigation scheme, South Africa / Barbara van Koppen, Barbara Tapela, and Everisto Mapedza -- Appendix 1. International legal documents -- Appendix 2. National legislation and cases
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OCM1bookssj0001599711
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xviii, 620 pages) :)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
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9781779222879
Other physical details
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Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001599711
Label
Water is life : women's human rights in national and local water governance in southern and eastern Africa /, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "In association with: the Southern & Eastern African Regional Centre For Women's Law (SEARCWL) at the University of Zimbabwe and the Institute of Women's Law, Child Law and Discrimination Law, Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo."
  • Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-620)
Contents
  • part I Introduction -- 1. The human right to water and sanitation in a legal pluralist landscape : perspectives of southern and eastern African women / Anne Hellum, Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Barbara van Koppen -- 2. Turning the tide : engendering the human right to water and sanitation / Anne Hellum, Ingunn Ikdahl and Patricia Kameri-Mbote -- part II. Kenya -- 3. Human rights, gender and water in Kenya : law, prospects and challenges / Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Francis Kariuki -- 4. Not so Rosy : Farm Workers' Right to Water in the Lake Naivasha Basin / Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Edna Odhiambo -- 5. Watered down : gender and the human right to water and reasonable sanitation in Mathare, Nairobi / Celestine Nyamu Musembi -- 6. Gender dimensions of customary water resource governance : Marakwet case study / Elizabeth Gachenga -- part III. Malawi -- 7. The political economy of the human right to water and women in Malawi / Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza, Michael Chasukwa and Timothy Chirwa -- 8. Women's right to water and participation in practice : insights from urban local water governance systems / Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza, Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Michael Chasukwa and Timothy Chirwa -- 9. Primary actors on the back seat : gender, human rights and rural water governance in Malawi : lessons from Mpemba and Chileka / Michael Chasukwa, Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza and Timothy Chirwa -- part IV. Zimbabwe -- 10. Governance, gender equality and the right to water and sanitation in Zimbabwe : contested norms and institutions in an unstable economic and political terrain / Anne Hellum, Bill Derman, Ellen Sithole and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 11. Zimbabwe's urban water crisis and its implications for different women : emerging norms and practices in Harare's high density suburbs / Anne Hellum, Ellen Sithole, Bill Derman, Lindiwe Mangwanya and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 12. Securing rural women's land and water rights : lessons from Domboshawa communal land / Anne Hellum, Bill Derman, Lindiwe Mangwanya and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 13. A hidden presence : women farm workers right to water and sanitation in the aftermath of the fast track land reform / Elizabeth Rutsate, Bill Derman and Anne Hellum -- part V. South Africa -- 14. Fixing the leaks in women's human rights to water : lessons from South Africa / Barbara van Koppen, Bill Derman, Barbara Schreiner, Ebenezer Durojaye, and Ngcime Mweso -- 15. Gender-equality in statutory water law : the case of priority general authorizations in South Africa / Barbara van Koppen and Barbara Schreiner -- 16. Gender, rights, and the politics of productivity : the case of the Flag Boshielo irrigation scheme, South Africa / Barbara van Koppen, Barbara Tapela, and Everisto Mapedza -- Appendix 1. International legal documents -- Appendix 2. National legislation and cases
  • part I Introduction -- 1. The human right to water and sanitation in a legal pluralist landscape : perspectives of southern and eastern African women / Anne Hellum, Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Barbara van Koppen -- 2. Turning the tide : engendering the human right to water and sanitation / Anne Hellum, Ingunn Ikdahl and Patricia Kameri-Mbote -- part II. Kenya -- 3. Human rights, gender and water in Kenya : law, prospects and challenges / Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Francis Kariuki -- 4. Not so Rosy : Farm Workers' Right to Water in the Lake Naivasha Basin / Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Edna Odhiambo -- 5. Watered down : gender and the human right to water and reasonable sanitation in Mathare, Nairobi / Celestine Nyamu Musembi -- 6. Gender dimensions of customary water resource governance : Marakwet case study / Elizabeth Gachenga -- part III. Malawi -- 7. The political economy of the human right to water and women in Malawi / Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza, Michael Chasukwa and Timothy Chirwa -- 8. Women's right to water and participation in practice : insights from urban local water governance systems / Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza, Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Michael Chasukwa and Timothy Chirwa -- 9. Primary actors on the back seat : gender, human rights and rural water governance in Malawi : lessons from Mpemba and Chileka / Michael Chasukwa, Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo, Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza and Timothy Chirwa -- part IV. Zimbabwe -- 10. Governance, gender equality and the right to water and sanitation in Zimbabwe : contested norms and institutions in an unstable economic and political terrain / Anne Hellum, Bill Derman, Ellen Sithole and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 11. Zimbabwe's urban water crisis and its implications for different women : emerging norms and practices in Harare's high density suburbs / Anne Hellum, Ellen Sithole, Bill Derman, Lindiwe Mangwanya and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 12. Securing rural women's land and water rights : lessons from Domboshawa communal land / Anne Hellum, Bill Derman, Lindiwe Mangwanya and Elizabeth Rutsate -- 13. A hidden presence : women farm workers right to water and sanitation in the aftermath of the fast track land reform / Elizabeth Rutsate, Bill Derman and Anne Hellum -- part V. South Africa -- 14. Fixing the leaks in women's human rights to water : lessons from South Africa / Barbara van Koppen, Bill Derman, Barbara Schreiner, Ebenezer Durojaye, and Ngcime Mweso -- 15. Gender-equality in statutory water law : the case of priority general authorizations in South Africa / Barbara van Koppen and Barbara Schreiner -- 16. Gender, rights, and the politics of productivity : the case of the Flag Boshielo irrigation scheme, South Africa / Barbara van Koppen, Barbara Tapela, and Everisto Mapedza -- Appendix 1. International legal documents -- Appendix 2. National legislation and cases
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001599711
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xviii, 620 pages) :)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781779222879
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001599711

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