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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... Questions of Agency : Development , Donors , and Women of the South ” (
2002 ) : Asked what development means ... this to say : “ During the anti - colonial
campaigns we were told that development would mean better living conditions .
Feminist Ethnography in Africa : Collaborative Research What does
empowerment mean to us as black women of Africa and her diaspora ? It means
social recognition and dignity . . . it means space to speak , act , and live with joy
Titling usually means that the beneficiary of the title gains social and economic
power - albeit somewhat less so if the state or a collective continues to hold
ultimate land title . Privatization has broken down support mechanisms such as ...
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