Power, Gender and Social Change in Africa


Date: October 28, 2009
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Gender plays a hugely significant and too often under-considered role in predicting how accessible resources such as education, wage-based employment, physica 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. 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.


ISBN: 978-1-4438-0582-7
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publication
Year of Publication: 2009

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