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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... Grieco. Part III: Health, Education and Culture 7. Maternal Mortality and Transport: Africa's Burden Margaret Grieco ......................................................................................... 144 8. Women in ...
... transport, and women's vulnerability and risk of AIDS infection. Chapters nine and ten address the issue of education by looking at Islam and gender inequality in education and access and representation in higher education. Chapters ...
... transportation (among other constraints). Typically the legal recourse is available to women in capital cities who are well-educated and relatively affluent. Legal recourse also depends upon knowledge of law, which drives legal literacy ...
... transportation. Instead, the program initiated emergency teams that included women with men, and mock-drills that engaged whole villages. Faced with the threat of cyclones and other natural disasters, men and women have made incremental ...
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