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Title:Power, gender and social change in Africa
Editors:Ndulo, MunaISNI
Grieco, MargaretISNI
Year:2009
Pages:397
Language:English
City:Newcastle upon Tyne
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars
ISBN:1443805823; 9781443805827
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:women's rights
gender inequality
political action
women's health
women's education
women entrepreneurs
violence
Abstract:Gender plays a significant 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. 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 the links between gender, public policy and development outcomes. The work includes analysis of strategic gender initiatives, case studies, research, and policies as well as conceptual and theoretical pieces. Contents: Part I Gender mainstreaming, politics, and participation. Taking the fast track to parliament: comparing electoral gender quotas in eastern and southern Africa (Gretchen Bauer); Women's rights advocacy versus gender and development programming: complementary or alternative strategies? (Marcia Greenberg); Radical citizenship: powerful mothers and equal rights (Judith Van Allen); The economic roots of African women's political participation (Claire Robertson). --- Part II Activisim, scholarship and gender. Mobilizing for change locally and globally: African women as scholar-activists in feminist and gender studies (Mary J. Osirim); The anthropological collaborator: feminist scholarship and activism in Africa (Diana J. Fox). --- Part III Health, education and culture. Maternal mortality and transport: Africa's burden (Margaret Grieco); Women in Chinsapo, Malawi: vulnerability and risk of HIV/AIDS (Jayati Ghosh and Ezekiel Kalipeni); Islam and girl's schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa: exploring the size and sources of the gender gap in education (Fatou Jah); Gender equity in African tertiary education systems: a critical look at women's progress (Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika). --- Part IV Legal framework, human rights, conflict, and economic empowerment. Imagine all the women: power, gender and the transformative possibilities of the South African constitution (Penelope E. Andrews); Women and inheritance under customary law: the response of the courts (Muna Ndulo); Land reforms, land titling and gender dilemmas in Africa: an exploration of issues (Susie Jacobs); Empowering women in the African entrepreneurial landscape: micro-entrepreneurs to business globalists in the formal and informal sectors (Anita Spring); Armed conflict, displacement, gender-based violence in Africa and anomie: the case of Darfur (Kabahenda Nyakabwa). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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