Empowering African Women for Sustainable Development

Toward Achieving the United Nations' 2030 Goals

Editors: Adeola, Ogechi (Ed.)

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  • Provides succinct and concrete recommendations on the achievement of the 2030 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs), particularly as it relates to gender equality
  • Centers the skills, experiences, and capabilities of African women
  • Edited by a professor who has been actively involved in a number of projects related to gender equality and women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship in Africa
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This edited volume assesses the progress that sub-Saharan African countries have made towards gender equality and offers strategies that can be used to empower African women to contribute to the fulfilment of the United Nations’ (UN) 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The contributing authors consider the goals identified during the 1995 United Nations World Conference on Women and the 2015 UN World Conference on Sustainable Development in New York—including no poverty, healthy life, quality education, gender equality, peace and justice, reduced inequalities, and decent work and economic growth—and document the advances made on these goals, with a special emphasis on African women’s experiences. They provide innovative ideas for accelerating achievement of the SDGs and address challenges and opportunities in tourism, business, politics, entrepreneurship, academia, financial inclusion, and the digital gender divide.

This book will be of value to policymakers, non-profit organisations focused on gender equality and sustainable development, and academics and scholars who teach and study gender-related issues in the African continent. 


About the authors

Ogechi Adeola is an associate professor of marketing at the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.  She is the founder of Digital Business Tutelage for Women Empowerment in Africa Initiative.


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“Ogechi Adeola has brought together an outstanding team of practitioners and researchers to put together an excellent book in terms of both range and depth. The work examines the interlinkages between gender, empowerment, and the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa…. A must-read for all those working in the field of sustainable development.”
Michael Ngoasong, Gender, Entrepreneurship and Social Policy Institute, United Kingdom.

 

“A powerful message of progress, parity, and prosperity for African Women as they march towards 2030. The inspiring and forward-looking recommendations for achieving UN’s SDGs make this book unique. We are proud to be part of this effort of empowering African Women.
Joy Omasirichi Oti, Digital Business Tutelage for Women Empowerment in Africa Initiative, Nigeria

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Empowering African Women – Towards Achieving the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

    Pages 1-10

    Adeola, Ogechi

  • Sustainability of Women’s Empowerment Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa: Towards Achieving the UN’s 2030 Goals

    Pages 11-22

    Carver, Yvonne Uchechukwu

  • Gender Parity Gaps and Poverty: Empowering African Women for No Poverty and Zero Hunger

    Pages 23-38

    Ezenwa-Onuaku, Charity

  • Human Rights as Inalienable Rights: An Assessment of the Realities of African Women

    Pages 39-50

    Obileye, Abolaji Adewale (et al.)

  • Is Violence Against Women Systemic in Africa? An Enquiry to Change the Status Quo

    Pages 51-60

    Obileye, Abolaji Adewale (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Empowering African Women for Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
Toward Achieving the United Nations' 2030 Goals
Editors
  • Ogechi Adeola
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59102-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59102-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-59101-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 175
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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