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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For example , as a response to economic crisis and structural adjustment policies ( SAPs ) in several sub - Saharan African nations such as Nigeria in the 1980s and 90s , women traders have , on occasion , closed markets and limited ...
TFNs were also created in response to the economic crises that hit many nations in the Global South , particularly beginning in the 1980s . Many of these crises were a result of increasing oil prices and decreasing prices for primary ...
This discussion of the development of rapid - response systems ties into our earlier discussion of the critical window of time involved in the meeting of obstetric emergencies , though as we can readily see the system is not yet meeting ...
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