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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Women , HIV / AIDS and Poverty in Malawi Based on available estimates by the
end of 2003 there were 900 , 000 adults and children in Malawi living with the
HIV / AIDS virus ( UNAIDS / WHO , 2004 ) . The adult prevalence rate was
instability in Malawi unfolds . Instead of tackling these issues , the government
has been distracted and the parliament has lost focus . During the last days of the
Muluzi presidency , Western donors froze balance - ofpayments support to ...
measure is taken into consideration , Malawi ranks 134 out of 144 countries . A
similar index on gender issues is the Gender Empowerment Measure ( GEM )
which takes into account gender inequality in economic and political spheres .
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