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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The differences between male and female travel patterns and the cultural rules
and roles associated with these differences are under - charted in the policy
environment . The impact of constrained mobility on bargaining also has its
impact on ...
An inventory or toolkit of transport and associated measures aimed at reducing
matemal mortality in Africa could usefully be developed by international agencies
such as the World Bank along with other development agencies ; however , at ...
On the other hand , increases in household and family sizes are strongly and
positively associated with the likelihood of dropout for work , possibly
counteracting their beneficial effects in bridging the size of the gap . This may
also serve to ...
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