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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Primary level The study finds an East - West gradient in the gender gap record in
primary schooling across the continent . This gradient proves to be a critical factor
in schooling depending on the region in question . Girls in Central Africa , and ...
The likelihood of the gap widening from tuition - related problems is significant in
West Africa compared with East Africa , but no significant difference is observed
between West Africa and Central Africa , supporting the possible softening effect
In West Africa , some specialize in palm and kola nuts , salt , fish , and shea butter
, while in Central and East Africa , the products are grains , tubers , vegetables ,
and fruits . In certain locales such as Lagos , women specialized in herbals and ...
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