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.
Empowering Women in the African Entrepreneurial Landscape Micro-entrepreneurs to Business Globalists in the Formal and Informal Sectors Anita Spring .
Spatial and Operational Features of the Small Informal Sector in Harare...........316 Table 14-2: Informal and Formal Financial Activities for a Kenyan Woman ........................317 Table 14-3. NGAE Members Interviewed by Business ...
Sourcing and Markets by Informal and Formal Sector 325 Figure 14-8. Membership in Networks and Associations by Informal and Formal Sector ......326 FOREWORD Adrien K. Wing The problems facing African women in LIST OF FIGURES.
The increased use of quotas across Africa reflects a renewed interest in formal politics and political institutions among African women's movements. Shireen Hassim and Sheila Meintjes (2005, 4) argue that efforts to break down the ...
... independence from experience elsewhere in Africa, joined forces with women at home to press for new gender dispensations in the post-conflict period, including a formal role for women in the political process (Seidman 1995).