Just over 50 years in the past, a number of African international locations drew up new constitutions that integrated additions akin to the Protocol at the Rights of ladies. many years later, has constitutional reform introduced gender equality to girls in Africa? And what does gender equality suggest within the daily lives of ladies at the continent? The members to this quantity supply insights into women’s rights in seven African international locations: Cote d'Ivoire, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda. every one seems on the factors, context, and effects of the fight to uphold women’s rights. Their case experiences illustrate property-grabbing in Malawi, women’s citizenship in Nigeria, and the increase of hate crimes and sexual violence opposed to black lesbians in South Africa, between different issues.

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