Leading Resilient Development: Grassroots Women's Priorities, Practices and Innovations

Author:

Fordham, M. Gupta S. Akerkar, S. & Scharf, M.

Editor:

First

Date:

2011

Region:

Global

Theme:

Gender, Risk, and Resilience

Language:

English

Publisher:

UNDP

Full Harvard Reference:

Fordham, M. Gupta S. Akerkar, S. & Scharf, M. (2011). Leading Resilient Development: Grassroots Women's Priorities, Practices and Innovations. Groots International and New York: UNDP.

From grassroots women’s livelihood strategies to their participation in practice and policy, the booklet consists of multiple case studies exemplifying the building of resilient communities through women-led grassroot efforts. Some of these case studies include ‘securing food, livelihoods and influencing development after hurricane Mitch’, ‘Using indigenous knowledge and culture to protect Aymara livelihoods in Bolivia’, and ‘Centres for women and children: Sustaining women’s leadership in relief, recovery, reconstruction and development’. The key message is the importance of disaster recovery efforts to not reduce women to ‘victims’, but instead partnering with these women to reinforce advocacy efforts.