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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The coverage of the book is both broad and deep, including political participation
, academe, law, health, education, culture, and economic empowerment. I regard
the problems concerning African women's issues as intersectional and ...
Muna Ndulo, Margaret Grieco. argued, in African pre-colonial dual systems,
women had their own political sphere, and in patrilineal as well as in matrilineal
societies, women in ruling lineages often had authority over women in many
gendered political subjects when they are constituted as democratic citizens with
rights...(2005: ... and trainings and conferences that teach women how to enter
politics and thereby “constitute” women as liberal democratic citizens and leaders
“soften” their images and appeal to voters who are weary of militarism and want
more “care”—particularly health care—from government.3 In contrast, African
women citizens and political leaders can draw on a long historical tradition of ...
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