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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South Africa Mozambique , Namibia and South Africa all emerged from conflict
situations in the early 1990s — Mozambique from decades of civil war , Namibia
from decades of war for political independence , and South Africa from decades
Party - based voluntary quotas Soutl ' s lead inom in the cau and D Looking in
more detail at party - based quotas , we note that in Mozambique and South
Africa a specific combination has led to the achievement of more than 30 percent
Customary practices vary widely in Mozambique , along with patrilineal patterns ;
some groups in the north are matrilineal and Islam is practiced more commonly in
the south . However , Bonate ' s study ( 2003 ) in Nampula Province found that ...
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