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Communications

Proper information and communications processes are a key to policy, programme and project effectiveness and success. Yet women still suffer from deficiencies in information and communication systems.

Women have remained largely excluded from the information chain, and, since information is power, it is critical that links be established for women to take a full part as initiators and purveyors of information.

The content of what is communicated must receive high priority. In this connection, women’s organizations have an important role in collecting data and the views of women concerning housing and infrastructure, and in making them known to relevant authorities and to other groups of women.


Proper information and communications processes are a key to policy, programme and project effectiveness and success.

Communication processes must bring in both governmental, non-governmental and community organizations in to the communication of information on policies, programmes and resources available to women and their communities.

Women need to work together with men at all levels. There is also need for partnerships between women in communities and professional women.