Women's Activism in Africa.

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WOMEN'S ACTIVISM IN AFRICA

EDITED BY BALGHIS BADRI AND AILIMARI TRIPP

19.99 [pounds sterling] ZED BOOKS

ISBN: 978-1-7836090-8-6

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...

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