The Changing Role of Civil Society in Gender Sensitive Local Services
31 December 2020
Collaboration with civil society offers numerous opportunities for local governments to render local services more sensitive to gender equality. Considering that local governments need a multi-stakeholder interaction in policy development and decision-making processes and that they have the responsibility to ensure civil society participation, it can be said that there are numerous opportunities for civil society organizations (CSOs) as well in this regard. However, most of the time, CSOs may need to make these opportunities visible to local governments and take the initiative in these processes by proactively guiding local governments. In this brief, we will discuss how CSOs can create such opportunities and fields of collaboration especially in gender sensitive service development, and present some existing examples to that end.