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Law, women"s status, and family planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

Suzanna Stout Banwell

Law, women"s status, and family planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Suzanna Stout Banwell

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Published by Michigan State University in [East Lansing, Mich.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Social conditions.,
  • Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Women"s rights -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Family planning -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    StatementSuzanna Stout Banwell.
    SeriesWorking papers / Michigan State University, Women in International Development -- no. 237, Working paper (Michigan State University. Office of Women in International Development) -- #237
    ContributionsMichigan State University. Office of Women in International Development.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination28 p.
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14730676M

    Research indicates that African women lead difficult lives in sub-Saharan Africa. As the demographic and global situation changes, it appears the merging of ancient and modern is becoming reality. Many factors play a role in determining the experience of the African ://   In sub-Saharan Africa, 40 percent of girls marry before and African countries account for 15 of the 20 countries with the highest rates of child marriage globally. The region also has the

      There are plenty of mechanisms by which gender preferences prevailing in a society may translate into inequality, beginning with family law and property rights. On many dimensions, it might be argued that women do have a subordinate status in Sub-Saharan Africa. Anderson and Ray () show that, in this region, there are «missing women», too Law, women's status, and family planning in sub-Saharan Africa / by Suzanna Stout Banwell; Gender, time use, and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa / edited by C. Mark Blackden and Quentin Wodon; Sub-Saharan Africa / edited by Chris Allen and Gavin Williams

      The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in , and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national ://   In few places, however, is the abuse more entrenched, and accepted, than in sub-Saharan Africa. One in three Nigerian women reported having been physically abused by


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Law, women"s status, and family planning in Sub-Saharan Africa by Suzanna Stout Banwell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Family planning in sub‐Saharan Africa. Sub‐Saharan African governments demonstrated little enthusiasm for international offers of population and family planning assistance in the s and s (May, this volume), and Caldwell and Caldwell emphasized the need to overcome strong cultural resistance to family planning.

However, two   In sub-Saharan Africa, a number of countries halved their levels of maternal mortality since In other regions, including Asia and North Africa, even greater headway was made. Between andthe global maternal mortality ratio (the number of maternal deaths per live births) declined by only % per year between and Studies of family planning program effectiveness conducted in Asia, Latin America, and sub‐Saharan Africa estimate the effect of programs on lifetime fertility at between and fewer children per woman, although most studies point to the lower end of this range (World Bank 88).

Inthe government of Ghana launched a Community   But in Sub-Saharan Africa today, about 60% of women who want to avoid a pregnancy are not using family planning or rely on a less effective traditional :// /poverty-matters//nov/12/abortion-africa-health.

Nearly all countries with fertility levels of more than five children per woman are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prestige, insurance in old age, and replacement in case of child deaths are related to preferences for large families. In this paper, we examine the association between women’s empowerment and fertility preferences of married women aged 35 years and above in four high fertility   In a review on family planning in sub-Saharan Africa, attitudinal resistance was posited to be the cause of slow progress towards adoption of family planning in Western Africa.

The cost of family planning programs and methods may be a barrier to their wide availability in some developing ://   addition, some methods of family planning prevent both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.3 The number of women who do not have access to an effective method of family planning remains unacceptably high.

Less than 20 percent of women in sub-Saharan Africa and 34 percent of women in South Asia use   family planning programs; bear much ofthe responsibility for food production and account for an increasing share of wage labor in Africa. Despite their significant contributions, women continue to face formidable social, political barriers.

?article=&context=assr. A World Bank report titled Women, Business and the Law A Decade of Reform states that sub-Saharan Africa “had the most reforms promoting gender equality [of any region].” In fact, six of The South African government committed to strengthening its family planning programs, service delivery, and policies in The government pledged to prioritize the strengthening of family planning services while emphasizing dual protection, and to develop standard operating procedures for community health workers to best promote family ://planningorg/south-africa.

HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: Current status, challenges and prospects Article (PDF Available) in Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease 7(4) April with 9, Reads   Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains the region most affected by the HIV epidemic.

Almost three quarters (69%) of the million people infected worldwide reside in this region [].Most countries in SSA report a generalized epidemic (infection rates of > 1%) with pockets of concentrated epidemics in key populations [].South Africa remains the country with over 6 million people reported to be It is widely acknowledged that “investing” in women and girls translates to broader social and economic impact, an approach referred to as “smart economics,” the “Double Dividend of Gender Equality,” or the “efficiency approach” to women in development.

Most African countries continue to lag behind the rest of the world on women’s participation in development, in large part Sub-Saharan Africa.9 Women living in Sub-Saharan Africa have a higher risk of dying while giving birth than women in any other region of the world.

• For women aged 15 to 19 in Africa, giving birth is the leading cause of death. • Globally, up to 20 million girls and women a year suffer from maternal morbidities – surviving childbirth, but   Family planning services are an important component of reproductive health care Data source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (b).

A period of major change is unfolding in health and HIV services in South Africa, carrying opportunities and risks for delivering effective, integrated health services that improve health outcomes and save lives.

South Africa is decentralizing HIV services to the primary health care level, paving the way for greater integration to address women’s health and to reduce maternal ://   Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview of Key Issues Geoff Handley, Kate Higgins and Bhavna Sharma with Kate Bird and Diana Cammack January Overseas Development Institute Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7JD.

ii ISBN 0 2 days ago  The events of September 11 have focused attention on just how bad things can be for women living under the rule of Islamic extremists.

The Taliban's inhumane treatment of women in Afghanistan has led many in the West to conclude that Islam itself defines a subordinate role for women that is incompatible with reproductive choice.

In reality, however, Islamic thought is flexible Family constitutes more than simple living arrangements, and these systems are of pivotal development importance in sub-Saharan Africa.

The diversity of family structures and types in sub-Saharan Africa has warranted an examination of the various policies and laws in the ://   Social norms, contraception and family planning 5 In many settings, particularly in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, there are societal and family expectations for women to become pregnant and give birth soon after marriage and cohabitation (Daniel et al., ).

This. Economics, ), sub-Saharan Africa is still characterized by severe socio-economic problems. Out of a total of countries ranked by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for /_Social_Entrepreneurship_in_Sub-Saharan_Africa. Potash, Betty. “Gender Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa.” In Gender and Anthropology.

Edited by Sandra Morgen, – Washington, DC: American Anthropological Association, E   In some communities of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, 60 percent of women have HIV. Nearly 4, South Africans are newly infected every week; one-third are adolescent girls/young women (AGYW) ages These are staggering figures, by any stretch of the imagination.

Yet, the HIV epidemic is not being treated like a ://