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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Law and Behavior : " Reglementation ” 25 Thirdly , there is a commonly held expectation that the passage of new laws is an instrument by which to change people's attitudes and behavior . In part , this stems from real success in the ...
There is a risk that by addressing norms and behaviors within a western rightsframework , the campaigns implicitly embed their ... the presumption is still that announcements or advice will change people's norms and behavior .
As discussed earlier in this study , although we found out that many women knew about AIDS , risky behaviors were quite ... there is evidently a lack of consensus about whether it is worthwhile to change behavior in order to avoid it .
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