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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... International Reader, 392 (Adrien Katherine Wing ed., NYU Press 2000). See Adrien Katherine Wing, “Women's Rights and Africa's Evolving Landscape: The Women's Protocol of the Banjul Charter,” in Africa: Mapping New Boundaries in ...
... International Studies; the Africana Studies and Research Center; Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA); the Department of History; the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and the Gender and Global Change Program ...
... International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights International Crisis Group Internally Displaced Persons Institute of Development Studies Internally Displaced Women ...
... International Development Sudan Liberation Army Small to Medium Enterprise State-owned Enterprise Sub-Saharan Africa transnational feminist networks Tanzania Women Lawyers Association United Democratic Front (political party, Malawi) ...
... with such issues: the Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women,2 the 1993 International Conference on Human Rights in Vienna3 where the mantra, “Women's Rights are Human Rights,” was coined; INTRODUCTION.