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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Despite these two global events , few studies have specifically examined the role
of religion on education in developing countries , especially in Africa ( Daun 2000
) . Previous studies have noted larger gender gaps in education in Muslim ...
Chad , a Central African country with a large Muslim population , has a female
schooling record similar to Tanzania ' s , an ... According to recent figures ( DHS
2006 ) , countries in Central Asia ( Kazakhstan , Kyrgyz Republic , and
Uzbekistan ) ...
The DHS is one of the leading sources of nationally representative and
comparable demographic data on developing countries , with much of their
strength derived from replication across multiple countries over several periods .
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