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 SEVEN MATERNAL MORTALITY AND TRANSPORT Africa ' s Burden
Margaret Grieco Introduction : the Intersection of Infrastructural Deficiencies and
Gender Disadvantage Maternal health remains a regional and global scandal ...
Mobility perspectives : transport and the better institutional management of
African pregnancy Disciplinary divides have prevented the transport profession '
s explicit focus on maternal mortality as a measure of transport failure . An
inventory or ...
It seems likely that some part of the explanation lies in the arrangements made by
the women ' s groups around transport costs , but it also seems likely that part of
the explanation lies in the formation of support structures by the women to ...
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