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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She has been given the African Women of Empowerment Project Award. Navanethen Pillay of South Africa has been appointed the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights. In Nigeria, Safiya Husseini ...
... Credit Associations African Studies Association Association for Women's Rights in Development Organization for women's human rights in Nigeria Botswana Democratic Party Black Feminist Anthropology Central African Republic Convention ...
... Law and Advocacy for Women-Uganda (LAW-Uganda); the Women's Legal Aid Centre in Tanzania; and the Women's Rights and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) in 28 29 30 31 32 Nigeria, recognizing that each has involved 58 Chapter Two.
29 30 31 32 Nigeria, recognizing that each has involved leadership by women who are 1) lawyers and 2) were influenced by their programs at a U.S. law school. WLR Annual Report on Best Practices, Lessons Learned and Success Stories, ...
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