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.
A vibrant academic sector for women can create the space for theorizing about Africa's problems and solutions in ways that are not possible in other areas. Internet resources can make massive collections of data available in Burundi.
According to a recent World Bank report, Engendering Development through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice,1 careful attention must be given in several critical areas. Central to this discussion is the fact that enormous ...
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 ...
Placing primary attention on state-enacted laws tends to ignore the fact that people can always continue practices despite laws (such as in rural areas where there is little awareness of, or compliance with, the laws).
Illustrative Activities To explore how law and development critiques shed light on common activities, we will use a typology of women's rights advocacy activities drawn from the four focal areas of a recent USAID-funded Women's Legal ...