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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For example, the U.S. has much to learn from the South African experience described in Professor Andrews' chapter Imagine All the Women: Power, Gender and Transformative Possibilities of the South 8 11 African Constitution.
This book contains chapters from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including sociologists, economists, ... Chapter one addresses promoting gender equality and women's participation in parliament and political efficacy; chapter two ...
Chapter three, while taking a case study perspective, discusses political leadership and social transformation. Chapter four examines gender and its importance in the development process by looking at the economic roots of African ...
8 'In Larger 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.
CHAPTER ONE TAKING THE FAST TRACK TO PARLIAMENT: Comparing Electoral Gender Quotas in Eastern and Southern Africa Gretchen Bauer Introduction During the past fifteen years large numbers of women have entered parliaments in several east ...