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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But it was not only Igbo women who were involved in such action : across Africa
women carried out similar protests against ... Many of the participants in these
protests came from peoples with long involvement in trade - over hundreds of
were involved in trade ; in 1948 the estimate was over 88 percent when only the
oldest area of Accra settlement , Ussher Town — dominated ethnically by Ga —
was counted . " When I surveyed Ussher Town in 197172 it was evident that all of
Generally the large - scale vendors are involved in the cloth trade and household
goods . Once food production and distribution becomes industrialized in the
formal sector , bakeries , groceries , and restaurants at the small and medium
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