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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Thus , a significant number of people affected by the Darfur crisis are women and
children . The Darfur Crisis The western region of Darfur is located in
northwestern Sudan , bordering Chad to the West , Libya to the northwest , and
the Central ...
Grono and Prendergast report that : The horrific humanitarian situation in Darfur
is getting worse . There are more clashes now than a year ago , the number of
rapes has steadily climbed and humanitarian workers are being attacked .
Neither the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement nor the May 2006 Darfur
Peace Agreement provide guarantees for women ' s participation in the
implementation processes . Women are under - represented at national and local
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Powerful Mothers and Equal Rights
The Economic Roots of African Womens Political Participation
Activisim Scholarship and Gender
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