Power, Gender and Social Change in Africa
Raj Bardouille, Margaret Grieco
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 M03 26 - 359 pages
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 Development—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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... AIDS and condoms...............................174 Table 8-4. Which of the following ways in which women might get infected with the AIDS virus are you most worried about for yourself? And how worried are you that you might catch AIDS ...
... goes also to Anna Herforth for providing the cover photo. Sincere thanks to our publishers, Cambridge scholars, for their inputs and for publishing this book. ACRONYMS AAWORD ABC ACB AFWE AIDS ANC ASCA ASA AWID ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.
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... AIDS, malaria and other diseases while promoting gender equality, education, and sustainable development. The interconnected world we live in demands a standard set of measures to keep us focused on the common goals of humanity. It is ...