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dc.date.accessioned2016-04-27T11:49:49Z
dc.date.available2016-04-27T11:49:49Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/50168
dc.description.abstractThis book approaches 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 recognize 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 commercialization 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 waters users on the ground, most importantly women. Our 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. Published by Weaver Press, Harare, Zimbabwe. Made available in DUO Research Archive with permission from the publisher and the authors.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleWater is Life: Women’s human rights in national and local water governance in Southern and Eastern Africaen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.creator.authorHellum, Anne
dc.creator.authorKameri-Mbote, Patricia
dc.creator.authorvan Koppen, Barbara
dc.creator.authorIkdahl, Ingunn
dc.creator.authorKariuki, Francis
dc.creator.authorOdhiambo, Edna
dc.creator.authorMusembi, Celestine Nyamu
dc.creator.authorNyamu, Celestine
dc.creator.authorKanyongolo, Ngeyi Ruth
dc.creator.authorChiweza, Asiyati Lorraine
dc.creator.authorChasukwa, Michael
dc.creator.authorChirwa, Timothy
dc.creator.authorDerman, Bill
dc.creator.authorSithole, Ellen
dc.creator.authorRutsate, Elizabeth
dc.creator.authorMangwanya, Lindiwe
dc.creator.authorSchreiner, Barbara
dc.creator.authorDurojaye, Ebenezer
dc.creator.authorMweso, Ngcime
dc.creator.authorTapela, Barbara
dc.creator.authorMapedza, Everisto
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-53831
dc.type.documentBoken_US
dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/50168/1/water-is-life.pdf
dc.type.versionPublishedVersion
dc.creator.editorHellum, Anne
dc.creator.editorKameri-Mbote, Patricia
dc.creator.editorvan Koppen, Barbara


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