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 Developmentā "Through 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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In response Emang Basadi switched to a direct electoral strategy : if men in government were unresponsive to women's issues , they would replace them with women and not just any women , but women who were " gender - sensitive .
elections , however , were a disappointment for Emang Basadi since , for complex political reasons , fewer women were nominated and elected . Women's representation dropped from 18 percent ( 8 out of 44 ) to 9 percent ( 6 out of 63 ) .
Emang Basadi conveys the existing construction of women as mothers and their practical needs in its policy proposals as well as its use of imagery . The Women's Manifesto devotes considerable attention to women's nurturant roles ...
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Powerful Mothers and Equal Rights
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