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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Over 93 percent of the women had heard a talk at the clinic , hospital or on the
radio about how people can protect themselves against AIDS , and 78 percent
noted that someone from the health surveillance system had come to their homes
While they know that their husbands are cheating , they will not raise a voice
concerning AIDS and how to protect themselves from the virus . They simply
accept the status quo . The results in Table 8 - 4 confirm this sad truth . We asked
General knowledge and attitudes about AIDS and condoms Question Don ' t
Know Yes No ( % ) Do you think it is acceptable to use a condom with a spouse
to protect against AIDS ? 12 . 7 | 86 . 3 1 . 0 Can you get AIDS if you have sex
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