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Women's Collective Action and Sustainable Water Management: Case of SEWA's Water Campaign in Gujarat, India

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dc.contributor.author Panda, Smita Mishra en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:11:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:11:15Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-07 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-07 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3978
dc.description.abstract "This paper discusses the Self Employed Women's Association's (SEWA) 'Women, Water and Work Campaign' which organizes women's collective action in Gujarat, India to sustain local water management. Some of the significant factors that have sustained women's collective action are the presence of strong grassroots institutions, the establishment of a technical cadre of women, the ability of women's groups to transcend social barriers and continuous dialoguing with the state. Women have benefited in terms of increased income, reduced drudgery, improvements in the livelihoods of their families, reduced migration of both women and men and increased participation in SEWA's other programs. The most important impact observed is the strengthening of women's collective agency and women's confidence to independently negotiate in the public domain in the water management sector, which was earlier occupied by men. Women's collective agency has catalyzed some gender-equitable change processes at the household level among SEWA leaders but the impacts are not yet widespread." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CAPRi Working Paper, no. 61 en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.title Women's Collective Action and Sustainable Water Management: Case of SEWA's Water Campaign in Gujarat, India en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries CGIAR System-wide Program on Property Rights and Collective Action, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US

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