[Review] Badri, Balghis and Tripp, Aili Mari (editors) (2017) Women's activism in Africa

Dancer, Helen (2018) [Review] Badri, Balghis and Tripp, Aili Mari (editors) (2017) Women's activism in Africa. The Journal of Modern African Studies 56(1). pp. 175-176. ISSN 1469-7777.

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Abstract

Debates on women’s rights and gender equality in Africa often centre on how international norms are interpreted at a local level. This book, which is written and edited by African women activists, presents an alternative vision. Aiming to ‘challenge the stereotype that African women are passive, underprivileged and simply under the domination of patriarchy’ (p.22), this edited collection shows not only how African women’s movements have contributed to shaping and defining global approaches to women’s advancement, but also how they have brought about positive changes in national constitutional and legal reforms, women’s political representation, business leadership, peace-making and peace-building.

Item Type: Other
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > HJ0241 By region or country > HJ1441 Africa
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ0531-0727 By region or country > HQ0691 Africa
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.) > JQ1870 Africa
K Law > KL-KWK Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica > KR Africa
Depositing User: Helen Dancer
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2018 13:36
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 13:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/74425

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