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Gender Equitable and Transformative Social Policies for Post COVID-19 Africa: Mapping the Social Policy Landscape in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda

Title: Gender Equitable and Transformative Social Policies for Post COVID-19 Africa
Subtitle: Mapping the Social Policy Landscape in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda
Subject Classification: Gender Studies, Society and Culture, Politics and Government, COVID-19
BIC Classification: JFSJ1, JHBC, JP
BISAC Classification: POL053000, SOC032000, POL029000
Binding: Hardback, pp.294
Publication date: 6th August 2023
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-80441-166-7
ISBN (web pdf): 978-1-80441-167-4

Price: £79.99

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Description

This book is the outcome of a detailed research study to examine the trajectories, processes and outcomes of education, health, employment, water, sanitation and hygiene social policies in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, and to propose gender-equitable and transformative post COVID-19 social policy in these sectors. Though there is progress in varying degrees in these countries to attaining gender equity, there are still significant  gender gaps in many areas.

As well as examining the current situation, the study also plots progress longitudinally in 20-year periods from 1940 to the present day, and comparatively amongst the four featured countries. It provides both a rare and valuable historical study, as well as an up-to-date working policy framework.

The research derives from the GETSPA (Gender Equitable and Transformative Social Policy for Post COVID-19 Africa) project, coordinated by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana and conducted across the wider African continent.

The book is a valuable resource for policy-makers at national and pan-national level, NGOs, and African Studies researchers. The study closely tracks the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), most particularly SDG 5 on Gender Equality, but also those dealing with Education, Employment, Health, and Water, Hygiene and Sanitation.

Biography

Editor: Dr Julius Omona is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

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