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 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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Adrien K. Wing The problems facing African women in the twenty-first century are
daunting. As has been the case for centuries, they continue to be suppressed in
reactionary patriarchal cultures that limit their ability to thrive in both the public ...
Detailing the impoverished status of African women's existence can be
extraordinarily depressing. Many of us in the global north often regard African
women with profound pity, sometimes bordering on condescension. We may slip
Association of African Women for Research and Development AIDS prevention
strategy: A=Abstinence; B=Be Faithful; C= Condoms Anti-Corruption Bureau
African Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Acquired immunodeficiency
Central to this discussion is the fact that enormous disparities exist between men
and women in basic rights, access to resources, and the power to determine the
future in Africa and around the globe. Understanding and accounting for the ...
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