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African women's movements : transforming political landscapes

Author: Aili Mari Tripp; Isabel Casimiro; Joy C Kwesiga; Alice Mungwa
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011. ©2009
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"Women burst onto the political scene in Africa after the 1990S, claiming more than one-third of the parliamentary seats in countries such as Burundi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Women in Rwanda hold the highest percentage of legislative seats in the world. Women's movements lobbied for constitutional reforms and new legislation to expand women's rights." "This book examines the convergence of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aili Mari Tripp; Isabel Casimiro; Joy C Kwesiga; Alice Mungwa
ISBN: 9780521704908 0521704901 9780521879309 0521879302
OCLC Number: 944855886
Description: xvi, 263 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Historic influences on contemporary women's movements --
The rise of the new women's movements --
The challenge of new women's movements --
Women's movements and constitutional and legislative challenges --
In pursuit of equal political representation --
Engendering the state bureaucracy --
Women's movements negotiating peace --
African women's movements and the world.
Responsibility: Aili Mari Tripp, Isabel Casimiro, Joy Kwesiga, Alice Mungwa.
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"Women burst onto the political scene in Africa after the 1990S, claiming more than one-third of the parliamentary seats in countries such as Burundi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Women in Rwanda hold the highest percentage of legislative seats in the world. Women's movements lobbied for constitutional reforms and new legislation to expand women's rights." "This book examines the convergence of factors behind these dramatic developments, including the emergence of autonomous women's movements, changes in international and regional norms regarding women's rights and representation, the availability of new resources to advance women's status, and the end of civil conflict. The book focuses on the cases of Cameroon, Mozambique, and Uganda, situating these countries in the broader African context. The authors provide a fascinating analysis of the way in which women are transforming the political landscape in Africa by bringing to bear their unique perspectives as scholars who have also been parliamentarians, transnational activists, and leaders in these movements."--Jacket.

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