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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... approach international standards to enable girls and women to fully participate in all arenas. On the constitutional level, I have been deeply honored to work with the founding mothers of two African countries—South Africa and Rwanda ...
... Approaches Gender-related Development Index of UNDP Generalized estimating equation Gender Empowerment Index Gender Land Task Force FGM/FC FIDA FMRA FTPT GAD GAWE GDA GDI GEE GEM GLTF GWIP GWS Africa HBE HDI HIV HPI HRBA HRW ICCPR ACRONYMS.
... Approach Human Rights Watch 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 ...
... Approach The primary purpose of this chapter is to apply some analytical tools from the fields of law and ... approaches for ensuring respect of women's rights may be rooted in expectations that do not hold true in all contexts. This ...
... approaches do not introduce much that is new for those engaged in gender and development or in feminist approaches to social transformation. But this chapter seeks primarily to address western legal specialists directly, to remove their ...