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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The Southern African Cases: Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa
Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa all emerged from conflict situations in the
early 1990s—Mozambique from decades of civil war, Namibia from decades of
war for ...
In South Africa and Mozambique, meanwhile, the two ruling parties—the African
National Congress (ANC) and the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (
Frelimo) respectively—adopted 30 percent quotas for their candidate lists for
In Mozambique and South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda, the progress for women
in parliament has been steady over the last three national elections (see Table 1-
1), with Mozambique and South Africa above 30 percent women and Uganda ...
Party-based voluntary quotas Looking in more detail at party-based quotas, we
note that in Mozambique and South Africa a specific combination has led to the
achievement of more than 30 percent women in national legislatures: voluntary ...
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