African women’s struggles in a gender perspective

Show simple item record Bouilly, Emmanuelle Rillon, Ophélie Cross, Hannah 2020-02-12T14:45:55Z 2020-02-12T14:45:55Z 2016-09-29
dc.identifier.citation Emmanuelle Bouilly, Ophélie Rillon & Hannah Cross (2016) African women’s struggles in a gender perspective, Review of African Political Economy, 43:149, 338-349, DOI: 10.1080/03056244.2016.1216671 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1740-1720
dc.description.abstract Women’s movements and associations flourished throughout Africa from the 1980s under major socio-economic and political transformations such as the democratisation of political regimes, the liberalisation of economies, and the retreat of the state enforced by structural adjustment policies. At the same time, international aid and the development industry became more oriented to non-governmental and grassroots actors, while there was also an impetus from the international women’s movement and from the UN International Decade for Women (1975 – 1985) to ‘mainstream’ women and their interests (Tripp et al. 2009). In this context, a variety of women’s organisations emerged – from professional and advocacy groups to savings and income-generating associations – which took up women’s issues as well as more general concerns. To this end, some have lobbied for women’s rights and the reform of customary practices and laws, access to land rights, reproductive rights, and legislatures; while others have immersed themselves in day-to-day struggles that aim to alleviate harsh living conditions. However, only a few claim to be feminist, as this term is often regarded a foreign construct and imperialist notion en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Review of African Political Economy en_US
dc.subject African women en_US
dc.subject gender perspective en_US
dc.subject Political economy en_US
dc.title African women’s struggles in a gender perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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