Gender Equity and Women Empowerment in Africa: The Education and Economic Globalization Nexus

  • Macleans A. Geo-JaJa
  • Sara J. Payne
  • Pamela R. Hallam
  • Donald R. Baum
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Part of the Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research book series (GCEP, volume 6)

Abstract

The Millennium Declaration resolves to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as a basic human right. The Declaration also maintains that giving women their fair share is the only way to effectively combat poverty, hunger, and disease and to simulate development that is truly sustainable. Progress towards this goal is assessed by measuring gender equality in three areas: education, employment and political decision-making. (United Nations, 2005, UNDP, 2004, UNESCO, 2006)

Keywords

Trade Liberalization Trade Openness Gender Equity African Woman Universal Declaration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Macleans A. Geo-JaJa
    • 1
  • Sara J. Payne
  • Pamela R. Hallam
    • 1
  • Donald R. Baum
    • 1
  1. 1.Professor of Economics and EducationDavid O. Mckay School of Education, Brigham Young UniversityUtahUSA

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