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 significance of the metaphorical mothering expected of a good kgosi is that it
embeds in the political discourse a concept of the " good mother " connected to
the exercise of power , a concept that women politicians can activate and ...
The gender gap in primary schooling is expected to narrow by 1 . 7 percent with
each unit decline in poverty in Muslim communities . This finding is not
inconsistent with much of the literature on SSA that notes family economic status
to be a ...
... to be important in bridging the gap at the secondary level , with the strength of
the relationship larger than at the primary level . For each unit increase in the
wealth of families and communities , the gender gap is expected to narrow by 3 .
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Powerful Mothers and Equal Rights
The Economic Roots of African Womens Political Participation
Activisim Scholarship and Gender
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