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 objective was to improve the capacity of small , rural villages to prepare and
mobilize in the face of approaching natural disasters . The programs could have
been structured within existing gender roles , such as working with women on ...
As these scholars properly argue , the push for access to and representation in
tertiary education must therefore go beyond the challenges of improving the
conditions of women ' s lives across the continent . Africa stands to gain
Relatedly , land reform often results in increased incomes and improved
livelihood security for smallholders ; in some circumstances , this can increase
food security . Whether people ' s livelihoods improve with land redistribution in
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