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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... lives of 2 women. The Cornell University Institute for African Development has contributed to our understanding of the issues affecting African women in the new millennium by producing this important collection. I was delighted to be ...
... for gender justice must be part of all of our lives, whether in Africa or America. “Power, Gender and Social Change in Africa” makes a vital contribution to that struggle. Notes 1 2 3 4 5 Many thanks to Professor Foreword xiii.
... live in demands a standard set of measures to keep us focused on the common goals of humanity. It is now 2009, twenty-four years after the Nairobi Conference, fourteen years after the Beijing Conference and well over half-way to the ...
... lives of women, yet only three members of the panel are women.6 He remarked that when he read the composition of the ... live, true development will not take place. As a leading South African NGO, Gender Links has observed that many ...
... lives. Over time they experienced growing public influence which they were able to translate into political power (Longman 2006, 138). In Tanzania, not marked by the kind of conflict experienced in Uganda or Rwanda, women activists from ...