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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This network aims to increase and strengthen teaching and scholarship on
African gender studies through workshops combined with online communications
. The idea is to bring greater coherence to the community of gender scholars on
Other evidence indicates that food security does not necessarily increase under
male direction of agriculture , even where incomes do . Blumberg ( 1995 ) points
out that it has not been possible to establish a link between rises in men ' s ...
important basis of subsistence and autonomy , even though in most cases these
rights are informal and may be contingent . ii ) Most reforms greatly increase the
burdens of work for beneficiaries . Initial preparatory work ( usually completed by
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