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 Developmentā "Through 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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If one consulted a broader spectrum of society than had historically been the practice , i.e. if one asked women to identify their cultural aspirations , respecting women's rights was not an ideal of the " north " or the " rich " only .
In addition , however , they engage men and women in processes that build the visibility and effectiveness of women , bridge the power differentials , and establish respect through civil and professional interactions .
Importantly , she renders a forceful caveat , warning of unwelcome and ineffective interference where there is a lack of understanding and respect for cultural differences and the conditions that impact on women's lives and decisions .
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