Power, Gender, and Social Change in Africa
Gender plays a hugely significant and too often under-considered role in predicting how accessible resources such as education, wage-based employment, physical and mental health care, adequate nutrition and housing will be to an individual or community.
According to a 2001 World Bank report titled Engendering DevelopmentThrough Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice, enormous disparities exist between men and women in terms of basic rights and the power to determine the future, both in Africa and around the globe. A better understanding of the links between gender, public policy and development outcomes would allow for more effective policy formulation and implementation at many levels. This book, through its discussion of the challenges, achievements and lessons learned in efforts to attain gender equality, sheds light on these important issues.
The book contains chapters from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including sociologists, economists, political scientists, scholars of law, anthropologists, historians and others. The work includes analysis of strategic gender initiatives, case studies, research, and policies as well as conceptual and theoretical pieces.
With its format of ideas, resources and recorded experiences as well as theoretical models and best practices, the book is an important contribution to academic and political discourse on the intricate links between gender, power, and social change in Africa and around the world.
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CHAPTER EIGHT WOMEN IN CHINSAPO , MALAWI Vulnerability and Risk of HIV / AIDS Jayati Ghosh and Ezekiel Kalipeni Introduction Two decades after their emergence , human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV ) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome ...
even when he does not provide economic support , is unfaithful , and has AIDS . Furthermore a woman cannot simply do simple things such as going to the local market or a health clinic on her own for fear of being accused of being ...
The focus group interviews were centered on poverty , position and status of women in society , their income - generating activities , and knowledge and attitudes towards HIV / AIDS . The participants were more open to discuss issues in ...
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