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.
Results 1-3 of 57
the Chamber of Deputies be composed of 80 members — 53 elected by
universal suffrage plus 24 women members ( 30 percent of the total ) elected
from the provinces and the city of Kigali ( two representatives from each ) ; in
addition two ...
For example 81 percent of the women agreed that there was nothing much they
could do to change the mind of their partner when he refuses the use of modern
methods of child spacing . Similarly , 58 percent of the women disagreed with the
But when asked if they themselves had engaged in such activities , almost 100
percent of them said no ( probably for fear that if they told the truth about
themselves , their husbands might know from the interviewers even though we
What people are saying - Write a review
Powerful Mothers and Equal Rights
The Economic Roots of African Womens Political Participation
Activisim Scholarship and Gender
14 other sections not shown