Gender Economics provides a hands-on understanding of how economic thoughts inform deliberations around topics as the balance of power in family circles, labor markets, riches, credit markets, reproduction, health care, matrimony, political participation, and empowerment. This helps provide a comprehensive view of the economic lives of women and men.
In Africa today with the global rise in technology, family planning choices, market prospects, and improved social customs, economic outcomes for women remain significantly worse than for men. For example, do you know that domestic violence has consequences and impacts on women’s economic participation? We want you to understand that just like gender is used as a tool of analysis; gender economics is a tool which helps us look at gender preferences at the households, government establishments, international bodies and marketplaces and how it affects economic outcomes for male and female.
Do we agree that if women and men have access to equal economic opportunities, that they will have equal outcomes. So it might not be time yet for countries or households to quickly adopt quick solutions ignoring a longer term tactics that will change power relations at all levels so that distribution of work, earnings and wealth will be equal and fair.
Join us in this knowledge series as we look at histories, realities and future of gender economics in Africa.