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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... include “defilement, silence, denial, shame, guilt, fear, blaming the victim,
violence, self-destructive behaviors, acute despair/emotional death,
emasculation, trespass, and pollution.”4 Even when progressive international
and national laws ...
... assistance and otherwise: Ravi Kanbur (T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs,
Cornell University) and Cornell University departments and units including the
Einaudi Center for International Studies; the Africana Studies and Research
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Approach Human Rights Watch International Covenant on Civil and Political
Rights International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
A number of conventions and declarations have been adopted over the years to
deal with such issues: the Convention for the Elimination of all forms of
Discrimination Against Women,2 the 1993 International Conference on Human
Rights in ...
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