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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... areas. Internet resources can make massive collections of data available in Burundi. Videoconferencing can connect Iowa City to Harare. More opportunities for academic exchanges, rather than one way brain drain are essential to enhance ...
... areas. Central to this discussion is the fact that enormous disparities exist between men and women in basic rights, access to resources, and the power to determine the future in Africa and around the globe. Understanding and accounting ...
... areas of the United Nations system which so significantly address the lives of women, yet only three members of the panel are women.6 He remarked that when he read the composition of the High Level Panel, the natural instinct was to ...
... areas where there is little awareness of, or compliance with, the laws). Further, since it is always possible to change the laws back again, the ultimate objective is not to change laws, but to change norms and behaviors.12 If the ...
... areas of a recent USAID-funded Women's Legal Rights Initiative (WLRI): 1) constructing a legislative framework, 2) enhancing justice sector capability, 3) strengthening the ability of civil Greenberg: Women's Rights Advocacy 41.