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Title:Insights into gender equity, equality and power relations in Sub-Saharan Africa
Editor:Prah, MansahISNI
City of publisher:Kampala
Publisher:Fountain Publishers
ISBN:9970252348; 9789970252343
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
women's rights
Abstract:Since gender entered the development discourse, African countries have increasingly taken the concept on board in policy and practice. Gender in the development discourse ought to transform power relations between men and women to social relations that reflect their equal access to productive resources, opportunities and social and material benefits. This book seeks to examine in more depth, issues regarding the gender-power imbalance in sub-Saharan African countries, with a specific focus on the eastern and southern African regions. The chapters in this book present research that examines the effectiveness and efficiency of gender mainstreaming policies, strategies and projects developed and implemented by national and international actors. A theme that runs through all the chapters is the persistence of patriarchal values and attitudes in Africa and its constraining effect on the achievement of gender equity and equality. The contributions have been organized into three thematic parts. Part one 'Power and participation, governance and gender mainstreaming', part two 'Economic empowerment, gender equality and climate change' and part three 'Gender differentiation in various aspects of life: sexuality, reproductive health, education, access to technology and gender ideologies'. Country cases include Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. Contributors: Mansah Prah, Peter Wagula Wekesa, Esuruku Robert Senath, Juliet Ntawubona, Deribe Assefa, Hibret Nigussie, Terefe Zeleke, Judith Namabira, Adalbertus Kamanzi, Birhanu Megersa, Faisal Buyinaza, Hanifa Nakiroya, Tefferi Ghebraye, Yalemzewd Molla, Felix N. Kioli, Karen Anne Hollely, Amon Kabuli, M. Phiri, Grace Nthembi Thadzi, Viola Nilah Nyakato, Mesfin Getaneh, Dorothy Tukahabwa, Alfred Otara, Robert Sengarama, Ali Kaleeba, Sibongile Mpofu, Woldekidan Kifle, Fibian Kavulani Lukalo and Pholoho Morojele. [ASC Leiden abstract]