Supporting the collective power of Bolivian women to attain citizenship rights: the Raising Her Voice project
“Raising Her Voice” (RHV) is a global programme from Oxfam GB to promote poor women’s rights and capacity to participate effectively in governance at every level: raising women voices, increasing their influence, and making decision-making institutions more accountable to women. The present article is based on the findings of a case study of the Bolivian RHV project, prepared for the mid-term evaluation by Soledad Muñiz and Hannah Beardon. The case study was developed using participatory methods to encourage a wide range of perspectives and deep, collective reflection on the challenges and achievements, to date, of the Cochabamba Platform of Women for Citizenship, and the contribution of RHV to these achievements. The present article describes both the key findings of the case study, and the methods used to capture such a complex change process so deeply embedded into external historical and political processes.
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