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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Women's Rights Advocacy versus Gender and Development ... Radical Citizenship: Powerful Mothers and Equal Rights Judith Van ... The Economic Roots of African Women's Political Participation Claire Robertson.
Adrien K. Wing The problems facing African women in the twenty-first century are daunting. ... I have termed the culmination of the denial of women's rights in all spheres psychological, spiritual, and “spirit cultural injury,” harm.
The Banjul Charter's protocol is the first regional treaty devoted specifically to women's rights. It is the first covenant to explicitly mention abortion, and to call for the legal prohibition of female genital surgery.
Why should women receive $500 loans, while men receive and often mismanage 5 million to 5 billion? ... Any ambitious agenda for social change cannot advance the cause of women's rights unless men are as involved as women in that ...
See Anna Han, “Women Holding Up more than Half the Sky,” in Global Critical Race Feminism: An International Reader, 392 (Adrien Katherine Wing ed., NYU Press 2000). See Adrien Katherine Wing, “Women's Rights and Africa's Evolving ...