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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Women in Chinsapo, Malawi Vulnerability and Risk of HIV/AIDS Jayati Ghosh and Ezekiel Kalipeni ............................................................. 155 9. Islam and Girl's Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring the Size and ...
... Displaced Women Inter-Parliamentary Union International Financial Institutions International Planned Parenthood Federation Justice Equality Movement Millenium Development Goals Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project Maternal ...
... Malawi) United Nations Development Program United National Population Fund UN High Commission for Refugees UN Research Institute for Social Development Ukimwi Orphans Assistance U.S. Agency for International Development Uganda Women ...
... (and world) average for single or lower houses of parliament: Mauritius' parliament is composed of 17.1 percent women, Zimbabwe's of 16.7 percent (since 2005), Botswana's of 11.1 percent, and Malawi's of 13.9 percent (since 2004).
The WLRI has reported that in Malawi, traditional practices and customary law remain obstacles to women's rights, and that in 1995-96 the government abolished traditional courts—but today those courts continue to exist.