KIT Gender – along with a network of southern and northern research partners – undertakes qualitative and quantitative research on gender and social justice issues. This research is intended to influence development policy and practice by:
- enabling women to better understand their situation
- supporting researchers to make sense of gender and social exclusion
- helping organisations be aware of the socio-cultural dynamics of their work
- informing the decisions of policy makers
Much of KIT Gender’s research is conducted collaboratively with southern partners. Together we investigate – from the perspective of the women themselves – the daily infringements of basic rights which many women face as a matter of course.
Areas of investigation include:
- land rights
- resource access
- access to justice and legal representation
- women’s political participation.
In recent years, KIT Gender’s action research programmes have animated women’s engagement, and produced and distributed information to help women realise their rights on a day-to-day basis.
In the course of these programmes a broad array of case-material has been collated from Africa and South Asia. Many KIT Gender publications are based our action research initiatives.