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Voices for Change
Rural Women and Change
by Silvia Balit

Abstract:
From cover of the book: In today's climate of political and socio-economic change, communication can play a decisive role in promoting food security and rural development. By fostering a dialogue between rural people and other sectors of society, communication processes can empower both women and men to provide information and knowledge as a basis for change and innovation. They can enable people to take decisions concerning their own livelihood and thereby increase their overall involvement in development. More specifically, gender-sensitive communication processes can give rural women a voice to advocate changes in policies, attitudes and social behaviour or customs that negatively affect them.

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Publication Type: Authored Book
Publisher: FAO (1999)
Location: Rome, Italy
Language: English
ISBN: xxx

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