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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CHAPTER TEN GENDER EQUITY IN AFRICAN TERTIARY EDUCATION SYSTEMS A Critical Look at Women's Progress Philomina Okeke - Ihejirika Over the past two decades sub - Saharan African leaders , policy makers , social activists , and foreign and ...
Women's Share of Tertiary Enrollment across African Regions ( Averaged ) . African Year Range Gross Enrollment 2 Region Ratio ( % ) East Africa 2003-2004 36 Central Africa 1999-2004 25 North Africa 2000-2004 50 Southern 2003-2004 51 ...
But there is even more need for critical appraisals of the particularities of barriers to African women's access to and use of tertiary educational credentials . Such assessments would enable policy makers to determine the substance of ...
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