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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Location of Chinsapo on the Southwestern Periphery of the City of Lilongwe
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Methodology Sample of Women in Chinsapo During the summer of 2003 ,
constrained by time and resources , we administered a structured questionnaire
to 60 women who were randomly selected in Chinsapo residential area in
In this light , we wish to acknowledge that the subset sample of 60 women is on
the smaller side and therefore may not be a true representation of the general
populace in the city of Lilongwe . Nevertheless insights can be gleaned from this
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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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