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Title:Women, NEPAD and Nation Building: Revisiting a Dying Debate
Authors:Okeke, Philomina E.
Onu, Godwin
Year:2006
Periodical:African Sociological Review (ISSN 1027-4332)
Volume:10
Issue:2
Pages:72-93
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:NEPAD
governance
gender inequality
Women's Issues
Politics and Government
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
economics
Sex Roles
Economics, Commerce
Women in development
New Partnership for Africa's Development
Abbreviation:NEPAD=New Partnership for Africa's Development
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/afrisocirevi.10.2.72
Abstract:Based on Africa's present bent towards good governance, this article assesses NEPAD's potential to integrate women into Africa's decisionmaking process as actors. The analysis is divided into four major sections: a brief, conceptual framework for good governance based largely on UNDP reports, an examination of the place of gender in Africa's search for good governance, the claims of NEPAD for good governance that embraces men and women as equal and able partners posed to tackle the continent's endemic challenge, poverty, and considerations for full gender inclusion in Africa's hopeful renaissance. With respect to the concerns of gender, the NEPAD document not only has a very weak appreciation of the roots of African women's marginalization in today's society, but also lacks a viable vision of where to begin the process of redress. While NEPAD may seem to start out on a bolder note than previous continental initiatives, its foundations remain shaky inasmuch as it refuses to begin its process of rebuilding Africa with a serious questioning of the status quo that places African men and women on an unequal footing. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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