Women and Leadership (Oxfam Focus on Gender Series)
In no country do women participate in political leadership on a par with men. Lack of a voice at all levels of decisionmaking in societies worldwide perpetuates women's poverty and marginalization. The contributors to this book discuss women's own strategies for ensuring gender parity in government and NGOs, including leadership training; the need for women's leadership of the institutions which distribute resources for development, so they reflect a commitment to gender equity; women's leadership in resisting exploitation in the workplace; and challenges faced by female heads of households, whose lack of a voice in community-level decisionmaking deepens their economic poverty.
Contributors include Lesley Abdela, Peggy Antrobus, David Kelleher, and Aruna Rao