Gender, Development and Social Change

Women and Sustainable Human Development

Empowering Women in Africa

Editors: Konte, Maty, Tirivayi, Nyasha (Eds.)

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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
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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.


About the authors

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.


Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women and Sustainable Human Development
Book Subtitle
Empowering Women in Africa
Editors
  • Maty Konte
  • Nyasha Tirivayi
Series Title
Gender, Development and Social Change
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14935-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14935-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14934-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-14937-6
Series ISSN
2730-7328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 420
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