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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... 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. Perhaps one day, the U.S. will Foreword xi.
... Gender-based violence cannot be reduced unless every culture around the world combats cultural norms and teaches that violence is not an acceptable way to deal with loved ones. Just as you would not want someone to hurt your mother or ...
... Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and the Gender and Global Change Program. Thanks also to the Conference Committee composed of Josephine Allen, Margaret Washington, Mechthild Nagel, Judith Van Allen and Margaret Grieco. The ...
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