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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Estimates of the effect of Muslim composition (sq. rt. of % Muslims on the female to male ratio; i.e. size of the gender gap, in schooling) ...........................187 Table 9-2. Estimates of the effect of Muslim composition (sq. rt.
Estimate of the effect of Muslim composition on the size of the female to male ratio in secondary schooling (i.e. gender gap), SSA............................................ 201 Table 9-5. Estimates of the effect of Muslim composition ...
Gross and net effects of religion on female-male ratio in schooling, SSA ................ 194 Figure 9-2. Gross and net effects of religion on the sources of the gender gap, SSA. ...........195 Figure 14-1. Movement within and between ...
I have termed the culmination of the denial of women's rights in all spheres psychological, spiritual, and “spirit cultural injury,” harm. which The envisions physical, effects can be “as devastating, as costly, and as physically ...
Annonciata Mukamugema of Rwanda has played a leadership role with AVEGA, the widow's network in a country still coping with the ravaging effects of the 1994 genocide. She has been given the African Women of Empowerment Project Award.