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.
... coping with the ravaging effects of the 1994 genocide. She has been given the African Women of Empowerment Project Award. Navanethen Pillay of South Africa has been appointed the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights.
... Development Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Proportional Representation Pregnancy-related dropouts Informal Rotating Savings and Credit Associations Southern African Development Community South Africa ...
... Enterprise State-owned Enterprise Sub-Saharan Africa transnational feminist networks Tanzania Women Lawyers Association United Democratic Front (political party, Malawi) United Nations Development Program United National Population ...
human rights, Stephen Lewis, the UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, lamented on how the multilateral system is disgorging a high-level panel of fifteen people to look at the redesign of all those areas of the United Nations system ...
... which many African women were exposed in the course of conflict (and to which they contributed substantially in a variety of international forums such as the United Nations conferences on women), has also played a significant role.