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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Although feminism is not a term widely embraced by most scholars on the
continent , let alone by the general population in the North and the South , some
African scholars and social scientists would consider themselves feminists .
Theory - Building and Empirical Work in African Feminist and Gender Studies
Like other feminist perspectives from ... early career and whose definition of
African feminism established a foundation from which later works would take their
One of the foremost feminist scholars on the continent today , Amina Mama , is
very proud to carry the feminist label . ... She sees feminism as a worldview that
links her to a community of scholars and activists around the globe in the North
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