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Women’s Activism in Africa

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Throughout Africa, growing numbers of women are coming together and making their voices heard, mobilising around causes ranging from democracy and land rights to campaigns against domestic violence. In Tanzania and Tunisia, women have made major gains in their struggle for equal political rights, and in Sierra Leone and Liberia women have been at the forefront of efforts to promote peace and reconciliation. While some of these movements have been influenced by international feminism and external donors, increasingly it is African women who are shaping the global struggle for women’s rights. Bringing together African authors who themselves are part of the activist groups, this collection represents the only comprehensive and up-to-date overview of women’s movements in contemporary Africa. Drawing on case studies and fresh empirical material from across the continent, the authors challenge the prevailing assumption that notions of women’s rights have trickled down from the global north to the south, showing instead that these movements have been shaped by above all the unique experiences and concerns of the local women involved.

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Artikelnummer: 39688 Categorie: Tags: , ,
Subtitel: Struggles for Rights and Representation
Auteur: Badri, Balghis & Aili Mari Tripp
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9781783609086
Pagina's: 264
Taal: English
Uitgever: Zed Books
Uitgever stad: London
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