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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... marriage , the 2000 Combating of Rape Act that prescribes minimum
sentences for rape and places more emphasis on the rights of rape victims , and
the 2002 Communal Land Reform Bill that protects women wishing to remain on
their land ...
The mass rape of women in Sudan has not abated to date . Grono and
Prendergast report that : The horrific humanitarian situation in Darfur is getting
worse . There are more clashes now than a year ago , the number of rapes has
Hope at the End of the Tunnel One of the most formidable challenges facing
women victims of widespread rape , their families , feminists and humanitarian
workers has been the culture of impunity and the total lack of channels of redress
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