This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the constraints that women face in competing for leadership positions at community level. It examines the magnitude of several dimensions that influence access to leadership: educational, political, cultural and attitudinal. The author investigates the impact of these factors and how they influence women’s ability to participate in leadership. The book is a contribution to the existing pool of knowledge and information in the wider field of gender studies. It exposes problems faced by women at community level. This book is recommended for policy makers and development agencies seeking to minimize the constraints faced by women and encourage their participation in leadership. Students of gender, development studies, and community development will find it very useful.