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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... Chapter one addresses promoting gender equality and women's participation in parliament and political efficacy; chapter two looks at mobilization and activism and gender mainstreaming. Chapter three, while taking Power, Gender, and ...
... Chapter six continues the debate on mobilization and scholarship. Chapters seven and eight take on the issue of health and gender by looking at maternal mortality and transport, and women's vulnerability and risk of AIDS infection. Chapters ...
... Freedom': Towards Development, Security and Human Rights For All. UN Publications, July 25, 2005. PARTI GENDER MAINSTREAMING, POLITICS, AND PARTICIPATION CHAPTER ONE TAKING THE Power, Gender, and Social Change in Africa 5.
... women's agency to shape politics, and that formal political rights are an important precondition for advancing equitable social policies” for women. Bringing African women into national legislatures in significant numbers CHAPTER ONE.