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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... Organization for women's human rights in Nigeria Botswana Democratic Party Black Feminist Anthropology Central African Republic Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Center for Development and Population ...
... organization Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Proportional Representation Pregnancy-related ...
... Rights Initiative Women and Law in Southern Africa Women Living Under Muslim Laws World Trade Organization INTRODUCTION: POWER, GENDER AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN AFRICA Muna Ndulo xviii Power, Gender and Social Change in Africa.
... organizations inserted themselves into the processes of crafting new constitutions and drafting new laws that provided the legal foundations and political frameworks for the institutions and mechanisms to bring more women into political ...
... organization, develop a national plan of action and ultimately influence the unfolding constitutional negotiations such that South Africa too has one of the most gender-progressive constitutions in the world today (Britton 2006, 64-65) ...