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Women and Development A Kenya Guide

Author: Mazingira Institute

Published By: Mazingira Institute, Nairobi, Kenya., 1992

Type of Publication: Book

Subject: Gender

ISBN: 9966-9876-0-6

Keywords: Kenya, Women, Development, Gender, Women's Cooperatives, Kenya, NGOs, International Agencies, Women's Movements, Bilateral, Multilateral Agencies, Community Based Organizations.


Women and Development - A Kenya Guide is a basic reference to organizations working in development and gender issues. It contains information on 188 organization ranging from local women's cooperatives to international agencies, with brief descriptions of their work, how to contact them, programs for women and more. The Guide also has a special section on libraries and resource centers to help interested readers find additional information on specific 'women in development' topics. Another section looks at the women's group movement in Kenya, its history and growth, and the spirit of cooperation that has always been at the heart of the movement.

While the Guide serves as a directory, it is also much more. It offers a picture of diverse and active groups and organizations working for the advancement of women and the development of society as a whole. They include bilateral and multilateral agencies, but the vast majority are non-governemntal organizations (NGO's). Whether doing community development with rural women or health care for women and children in urban slums, the work of NGOs touches many lives. This Guide illustrates just how essential the contributions of NGO's are- to the well-being of women, their families and their communities.

Glocal Web

We look at how the global relates to the local, in a globalising and urbanising world. A world of skewed development in which the human dignity and empowerment of the few rather than the many is realized. We see the overlap of the global and the local, or the web of'glocalization' intensifying in diverse places, affecting social and decision process, practices and governance.

Our Voice

Our voice is for the realization of human dignity and empowerment of everyone - women, men and children and for ecological integrity everywhere. Making the global act for the local is of concern to us.

Our Ways

We integrate diverse ways to inquire and to act. Our work extends relevant knowledge and practices, promotes learning and cooperation and enhances ethical solidarity and advocacy.

Contact Us

PO. Box 14550,
00800 Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: (254) 020 4443219/26/29
Fax: (254) 020 4444643