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Women and Sustainable Human Development

Empowering Women in Africa

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Compellingly makes the case that African women’s experience ought to be considered a core concern of the global SDG agenda

  • Sheds light on important questions regarding the progress made towards empowering women in Africa over the last decade

  • Provides strong research evidence on diverse, timely and relevant gender issues

  • Case studies are drawn from a wide range of countries from across the African continent

  • Includes detailed policy discussion

Part of the book series: Gender, Development and Social Change (GDSC)

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Maty Konte, Nyasha Tirivayi
      Pages 3-12
  3. Climate Change and Gender

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Climate Change, Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment

      • Belinda Archibong, Francis Annan
      Pages 15-35
    3. Weather Shocks and Women Empowerment

      • Linguère Mously Mbaye
      Pages 37-49
    4. Gender and Climate Change: Towards Comprehensive Policy Options

      • Gregor Schwerhoff, Maty Konte
      Pages 51-67
  4. Women’s Land Rights and Agricultural Productivity in East Africa

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69
    2. Women’s Land Rights and Agricultural Productivity in Uganda

      • Francis Mwesigye, Madina Guloba, Mildred Barungi
      Pages 71-88
    3. Land Tenure, Gender, and Productivity in Ethiopia and Tanzania

      • Tigist M. Melesse, Yesuf M. Awel
      Pages 89-108
  5. Labour Market Participation and Unpaid Care Work

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 181-181
    2. Gender Gaps in Employment and Wages in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review

      • Miracle Ntuli, Prudence Kwenda
      Pages 183-203
    3. Child Health and Relatives’ Employment in South Africa: The Gendered Effect Beyond Parents

      • Arlette Simo Fotso, Oluwaseyi Dolapo Somefun, Clifford Odimegwu
      Pages 205-223

About this book

This book adds significantly to the discourse surrounding the progress made in empowering women in Africa over the last decade, providing strong research evidence on diverse and timely gender issues in varied African countries. Topics covered include climate change and environmental degradation, agriculture and land rights, access to – and quality of – education, maternal and reproductive health, unpaid care and women’s labor market participation, financial inclusion and women’s political participation. Cross cutting issues such as migration, masculinities and social norms are also addressed in this volume, which is aimed at policy makers, academics, and indeed anyone else interested in the UN Sustainable Development Goal of the empowerment of women and girls.


Keywords

  • Climate Change
  • Meningitis
  • Health Education
  • Human Capital
  • Agricultural Productivity
  • Tenure Security
  • Maternal Health Care
  • Disability
  • Unpaid Care Work
  • Gender Inequality
  • Informal Employment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Rural-Urban Migration
  • Child Obesity
  • Patriarchy
  • Contraception
  • Corruption
  • Political Economy

Editors and Affiliations

  • United Nations University (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Maty Konte, Nyasha Tirivayi

About the editors

Maty Konte is Research Fellow at the United Nations University in the Netherlands (UNU-MERIT) and Vice President of the NGO Women and Nature International in New York City, USA. She has worked with a range of international organisations and African think tanks and is Team Member of INCLUDE, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies. She is also affiliated to the African School of Economics in Cotonou, Benin. Her major interests include policy-relevant research on economic development, gender and institutions.

Nyasha Tirivayi is Research Fellow at the United Nations University in the Netherlands (UNU-MERIT). She has more than 15 years of experience in development research and practice, including working and consulting for UN agencies, international non-governmental organisations and women’s organisations in Africa. She has published research on women’s healthcare, HIV/AIDS, social protection and agricultural innovation.


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Buying options

eBook
USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-14935-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)