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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If we respect the knowledge gleaned from the text of each author, we may be able to learn some lessons applicable for western society as well.
... Gender-Based Violence Society for International Development Sudan Liberation Army Small to Medium Enterprise State-owned Enterprise Sub-Saharan Africa ...
importance of building capacity among members of civil society, e.g. women's organizations, for them to advocate for law reform. Yet problems may arise when ...
... policies, programs and practices to the end that women's and society's status improves, thus contributing to the vision of a prosperous Uganda.
... societies have attitudes, values and behaviors relating particularly to “law ... neither will take hold or be effective if society largely ignores legal ...