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Engendering human rights; cultural and socio-economic realities in Africa.


Engendering human rights; cultural and socio-economic realities in Africa.

Ed. by Obioma Nnaemeka and Joy Ngozi Ezeilo.

Palgrave Macmillan


314 pages



Comparative feminist studies series


Privileging the voices of African women in this collection addressing issues of human rights and gender, Nnaemeka (French and women's studies, Indiana U. at Indianapolis) and Ezeilo (executive director, Women's Aid Collective) present 14 essays that examine a diverse range of questions, including South African Apartheid and the reproductive rights of women, health as a basic human right, the rights of female children and adolescents under international human rights law, poverty and AIDS in Nigeria, gender stereotyping and sexual violence in Kenyan secondary schools, the socio-cultural context of female circumcision and the impact of the human rights discourse, and the prevalence of wife battering among workers in a Nigerian university.

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