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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... practice widens. The failure to make progress is apparent not only within countries but in the international system as well. At a conference on UN reform and human rights, Stephen Lewis, the UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS 2 Introduction.
... practices for engaging the issues of power, gender and social change in Africa and around the world. Notes 2 3 1 Engendering Development through Gender Equality in Rights, Resource, and Voice. Mason, Andrew D., King, Elizabeth M., 2001 ...
... practices discriminating against women be declared unconstitutional. Schwartz (2004, 43, 62) found for Rwanda that in general women MPs, however elected, were far more likely than men MPs to consider women's interests “important duties ...
... practices of women's rights advocacy. The initial hypothesis is that generally accepted legalistic approaches for ... practice gender equality. A Growing Concern about the Results from Common Approaches The advocacy tactics in vogue over ...
... practices here in the United States. The question arises within the “Post-Beijing context”: the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing in 1995, was a historic milestone in global efforts for women's rights. The global scope ...