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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I was delighted to be the keynote speaker at the event that generated the
chapters of this book—the April, 2006 conference on Power, Gender, and Social
Change in Africa. Institute Director and volume editor Muna Ndulo and co-editor ...
SOCIAL. CHANGE. IN. AFRICA. Muna Ndulo and Margaret Grieco The
importance of recognizing the significance of gender in assessing power
relationships and access to resources—including education, wagebased
employment, mental ...
Believing that they and their colleagues sincerely intended to address poverty
and inequality, and to work for social change to improve the lives of the most
marginalized, Trubek and Galanter wondered “aloud” whether their methods
were in ...