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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... ............... 155 9. Islam and Girl's Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring the Size and Sources of the Gender Gap in Education Fatou Jah ...............................................................................
... girls and women to fully participate in all arenas. On the constitutional level, I have been deeply honored to work with the founding mothers of two African countries—South Africa and Rwanda. Electoral quota systems discussed herein are ...
... girls, old and young, women and men. Illustrations of GAD Approaches to Gender Equality A couple of examples may help: In the course of its AIDS program in Africa, UNDP has launched “community conversations.” Through such facilitated ...
... girls to attend school by sending boys to cattle posts instead of to school, opening jobs to women as the post-diamond development economy expanded—while young men continued to migrate to work in the mines, first in South Africa and ...
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