The concept of security has often narrowly focused on issues surrounding the protection of national borders from outside threats. However, a richer idea of human security has become increasingly important in the past decade or so. The aim is to incorporate various dimensions of the downside risks affecting the generalized well-being or dignity of people. Despite this rising prominence, the discourses surrounding human security have neglected to address the topic of gender, particularly how issues of poverty and underdevelopment impact women’s and men’s experiences and strategies differently.
|Title of host publication||Gendered Insecurities, Health and African Development|
|Editors||Amal Fadlalla, Howard Stein|
|Number of pages||21|
|ISBN (Print)||0415597846, 978-0415597845|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Series||Routledge Studies in Development Economics|