Water and sanitation interventions should put special focus on strengthening systems of community participation as well as enabling the participation of all citizens.
|The impact of Watershed on decentralised decision making with inclusion of women : findings from India
|Year of Publication
|Shiva, R, Saha, S
|7 p. : 2 boxes, 6 fig., 3 tab.
|The Hague, the Netherlands
The Watershed programme has provided the much-required entry point for the CSOs at large, and for women, specifically, into the basics of the planning for and management of water and sanitation. It has facilitated women's participation in community proceedings as well as created several opportunities for them to voice their needs and concerns in front of elected representatives and officials of line departments. Being able to engage has made women interested and active and has enabled them to articulate and put forth their demands. Such interventions are essential to ensure vibrant, representative, and accountable local governments.