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Title:Gendered insecurities, health and development in Africa
Editors:Stein, HowardISNI
Fadlalla, Amal HassanISNI
Series:Routledge studies in development economics (ISSN 1359-7884)
City of publisher:London
ISBN:0415597846; 9780415597845; 9780203113080
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
South Africa
Subjects:human security
gender inequality
economic development
food security
Abstract:The contributors to this volume use a gender-based approach to consider a number of issues central to human security and development in Africa, including food security, environmental health risks, discrimination within judicial and legal systems, gendered aspects of HIV/AIDS transmission and treatment technologies, neoliberalism and poverty alleviation strategies, and conflict and women's political activism. The volume highlights models of economic growth as a determinant of human security. Ezekiel Kalipeni and Jayati Ghosh offer a gender analyis of HIV/AIDS transmission and risk in Lilongwe, Malawi. Lisa Ann Richey takes a practice-focused approach to HIV/AIDS, focusing on the importance of ARV (antiretroviral) regimens in combating the disease, notably in Uganda and South Africa. Zo Randriamaro discusses the gendered impact of neoliberalism on a 'women's empowering paradigm' and the informal economy. John Weeks and Howard Stein present a macroeconomic framework for poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on a gender-inclusive poverty reduction strategy. Meredith Turshen evaluates the international food crisis and the related issue of land rights in Africa and its impact on women and children. Jacob Songorse examines the micropolitics of power that surrounds household environmental management in GAMA (Greater Accra Metropolitan Area), Ghana, utilizing an example from the low-income community of La. Jok Madut Jok looks at the status of women's legal rights in postwar Sudan before the country's split on 9 July 2011. In the final chapter, Aili Mari Tripp shows how the concept of agency can be refined and used to sharpen an understanding of human security and to address the power dynamics and gender relations in postconflict societies in Africa, focusing on the role of women's organizations in peace negotiation in Liberia. [ASC Leiden abstract]