Gender Mainstreaming in Multi-level Political Governance in Urban Zambia: A Critical Review of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Achievements

Author: 
Nakray, Keerty
Responsibility: 
Kafukanya, Nellie Musamba, jt. author
Place: 
Oxon
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis Group
Date published: 
2019
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Journal Title: 
Development Southern Africa
Source: 
Development Southern Africa Vol 36 No 1 2019 pp. 111-126
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This paper evaluates the progress made by Zambia on the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of increasing the political participation of women in urban areas. Based on Nancy Fraser's framework of redistribution-recognition-participatory parity we demonstrate that women's political participation in Zambia is thwarted by a range of historical, economic, socio-cultural and political factors along with specific factors in urban areas such as long work hours, the informal economy and lack of familial support. It concludes that without the introduction of gender-specific quotas within local bodies in Zambia, the newly instituted Sustainable Development Goals will see growing difficulty in achieving progress.

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CITATION: Nakray, Keerty. Gender Mainstreaming in Multi-level Political Governance in Urban Zambia: A Critical Review of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Achievements . Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group , 2019. Development Southern Africa Vol 36 No 1 2019 pp. 111-126 - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/gender-mainstreaming-multi-level-political-governance-urban-zambia-critical-review-millennium

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