Gender dimensions of customary water resource governance : Marakwet case study Chapter uri icon


  • The goal of this book,as noted in Chapter 1,is to investigate the inter-relation between gender, human rights, and water governance through the use of local case studies selected from rural and peri-urban areas of eastern and southern Africa. In tandem with this overall aim, the present chapter investigates the relationship between the human right to water; the right to gender equality and freedom from discrimination on the basis of sex; and the right to participate in water governance issues.The investigation is contextualized through a case study of the Marakwet people living in Sambalat village.Sambalat village is located in Kaben location of Marakwet County on the North side of the Rift Valley in Kenya.

publication date

  • 2015

chapter number

  • 6

start page

  • 198

end page

  • 233

place of publication

  • Harare, Zimbwabwe