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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18 The result , in part , was a period of little work on law followed by a sort of
resurgence within work in Central and Eastern Europe , but now with the label “
Rule of Law ” instead of “ Law and Development . " Twenty years later , and now
... the customary rule of inheritance to modern conditions and have left the rule
intact . ? When faced with this problem , the courts have not inquired into the
nature of the property at issue , the differences between traditional and modern
The Rule of Law Series , Democracy and Rule of Law Project , Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace , No . 34 . 2003 ) Carr , Marilyn . 1991 .
Women and Food Security : the African Experience . London : Intermediate
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