2020 M.J. Lodiaga. The Cooperative Difference in Kenya.

February 24, 2021

The paper focuses on assessing the role of co-operative societies in empowering the women and changing the traditional powerbase in societies where they operate. It describes how women owned and managed cooperatives hold potential to empower women and to transform gender relations  as a path to achieving gender-just peace goal. Peace and social well-being are embedded within the cooperative movement’s core values and principles. The paper suggests how cooperatives can and do effectively promote economic and social inclusion, a factor that can enhance elimination of friction among different social groups.

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