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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... South African Constitution Penelope E. Andrews ................................................................................. 232 12. Women and Inheritance under Customary Law: The Response of the Courts Muna Ndulo ...
... learn from the South African experience described in Professor Andrews' chapter Imagine All the Women: Power, Gender and Transformative Possibilities of the South 8 11 African Constitution. Perhaps one day, the U.S. will Foreword xi.
... constitution. Putting women in governmental positions in all three branches is a necessary piece of the development puzzle. Additionally, more women must become involved outside the government sector in both women's rights advocacy and ...
... Constitution Role Models for the U.S.,” 24 Harvard Blackletter J. 73 (2008); Adrien Katherine Wing, “The Fifth Anniversary of the South African Constitution: a Role Model on Sexual Orientation,” 26 Vermont L. Rev. 821 (2002). South ...
... constitutions and drafting new laws that provided the legal foundations and political frameworks for the institutions and mechanisms to bring more women into political office (namely, the use of certain types of electoral systems and ...