The Feminization of Development Processes in Africa: Current and Future Perspectives

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Valentine Udoh James, James Etim
Praeger, Jan 1, 1999 - Business & Economics - 240 pages

Women have historically provided vision and leadership to African countries and are now being recognized as pivotal to the overall sustainable development of Africa. In many cases, however, this recognition has not resulted in the empowerment of African women, who still face great discrimination. This edited volume explores the contributions women have made to all phases of development--planning, design, construction, implementation, and operation--and the obstacles they have had to face. Besides analyzing the current situation and identifying trends, the contributors also make recommendations for policy reform and for future planning.

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Sociopolitical Development Processes
Womens Empowerment and the Anthropology
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VALENTINE UDOH JAMES is the Director of the African Studies Program and Associate Professor of Social Science at Kalamazoo College.JAMES S. ETIM is Associate Professor of English at Mississippi Valley State University.

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