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Power, gender, and social change in Africa

Author: Muna Ndulo; Margaret Grieco
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Power, gender, and social change in Africa.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009
(DLC) 2009512065
(OCoLC)319584241
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Muna Ndulo; Margaret Grieco
ISBN: 1443805823 9781443805827 9781443806282 1443806285
OCLC Number: 667002531
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 397 pages)
Contents: Taking the fast track to Parliament: comparing electoral gender quotas in eastern and southern Africa /rGretchen 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 --
Mobilizing for change locally and globally: African women as scholar-activists in feminists and gender studies / Mary J. Osirim --
The anthropological collaborator: feminist scholarship and activism in Africa --
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 --
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.
Responsibility: edited by Muna Ndulo and Margaret Grieco.

Abstract:

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, bot ...

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