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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What do we expect them to do with the credentials acquired , given the existing
hegemonic relations and structures of gender roles as justified by tradition and
modernity ? For all the fanfare made by African leaders and policy makers about
Women enter political spaces where the gendered statuses of members , the
issues discussed , and the rules of engagement are seriously embedded in
power relations consistently legitimated by the larger society . We cannot say that
1989 . “ Gender Relations and Land Resettlement in Zimbabwe , ” Ph . D . thesis ,
Institute of Development Studies , Univ . of Sussex , Falmer , Brighton . 1995 . “
Changing Gender Relations in Zimbabwe : Experiences of Individual Family ...
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