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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A good illustration of the problem is a Zambian court decision in Obaid and
Quasmi v . ... the appellant ' s assertion that bail applications in Britain have been
closely regulated by various Acts of Parliament , which is not the case in Zambia .
Women are vital to the Zambian economy , and it is important that they are
recognized as a major economic force . 99 Notes Anderson , JND ... Church , “
Common Law in Zambia " ( 1974 ) 30 , Zambia Law Journal . Church argues that
This has been used in Zambia in Matengula v . R 5 NRLR 148 and Ndlovu v . R
NRLR 298 . These cases are concerned with the custom that arose in the case r
ither than laying down a principle of general application . 12 Chapter 54 of the ...
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