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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Islam and Girl's Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring the Size and Sources of the Gender Gap in Education ... Gender Equity in African Tertiary Education Systems A Critical Look at Women's Progress Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika .
Questions on gender issues: leaving husband or doing things without husband's knowledge. ... Estimate of the effect of Muslim composition on the size of the female to male ratio in primary schooling (i.e. gender gap), SSA.
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 the sources of the gender gap, SSA. ...........195 Figure 14-1. Movement within and between sectors by size/type of business.........................319 Figure 14-2.
HIV/AIDS, the pandemic which more than any other has preyed on the gender disparities in Africa, is negatively impacting on positive gains made. The current food and financial crisis is exacerbating an already critical situation.