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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CHAPTER FIVE MOBILIZING FOR CHANGE LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY African Women as Scholar - Activists in Feminist and Gender Studies Mary J. Osirim Over the past two decades , African women scholars have made and continue to make major ...
Uniting Scholarship and Activism I would argue that gender - studies scholars would find it very difficult , if not impossible , to imagine productive academic lives that did not effectively combine research with activism .
At a more fundamental level , however , gender - studies scholars can be and often are activists in the choices they make as scholars and teachers . This is exemplified first in the very topics they select for research .
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