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The Resource Women's activism in Africa : struggles for rights and representation, edited by Balghis Badri and Aili Mari Tripp

Women's activism in Africa : struggles for rights and representation, edited by Balghis Badri and Aili Mari Tripp

Label
Women's activism in Africa : struggles for rights and representation
Title
Women's activism in Africa
Title remainder
struggles for rights and representation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Balghis Badri and Aili Mari Tripp
Title variation
Struggles for rights and representation
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 contemporary Africa. Drawing on case studies and fresh empirical material from across the continent, the authors challenge the prevailing assumption that notions of women's rights have trickled down from the global north to the south, showing instead that these movements have been shaped by above all the unique experiences and concerns of the local women involved"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.A35
LC item number
W66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Badrī, Balqīs Yūsuf
  • Tripp, Aili Mari
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women civic leaders
  • Women's rights
  • Women in community organization
  • Feminism
  • Social movements
  • Feminism
  • Social movements
  • Women civic leaders
  • Women in community organization
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Africa
Label
Women's activism in Africa : struggles for rights and representation, edited by Balghis Badri and Aili Mari Tripp
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
African influences on global women's rights : an overview / Aili Mari Tripp and Balghis Badri -- The evolution of the women's movement in Sierra Leone / Nana Claris Efua Pratt -- Market women's associations in Ghana / Akua Opokua Britwum and Angela Dziedzom Akorsu -- Tunisian women's literature of denunciation / Lilia Labidi -- The Moroccan feminist movement (1946-2014) / Fatima Sadiqi -- Women's rights and the women's movement in Sudan (1952-2014) / Samia Al Nagar and Liv Tønnessen -- The women's movement in Tanzania / Aili Mari Tripp -- The women's movement in Kenya / Regina G. Mwatha -- Women organising for liberation in South Africa / Sheila Meintjes -- African women activists : contributions and challenges ahead / Balghis Badri
Control code
973903397
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781783609086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973903397
Label
Women's activism in Africa : struggles for rights and representation, edited by Balghis Badri and Aili Mari Tripp
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
African influences on global women's rights : an overview / Aili Mari Tripp and Balghis Badri -- The evolution of the women's movement in Sierra Leone / Nana Claris Efua Pratt -- Market women's associations in Ghana / Akua Opokua Britwum and Angela Dziedzom Akorsu -- Tunisian women's literature of denunciation / Lilia Labidi -- The Moroccan feminist movement (1946-2014) / Fatima Sadiqi -- Women's rights and the women's movement in Sudan (1952-2014) / Samia Al Nagar and Liv Tønnessen -- The women's movement in Tanzania / Aili Mari Tripp -- The women's movement in Kenya / Regina G. Mwatha -- Women organising for liberation in South Africa / Sheila Meintjes -- African women activists : contributions and challenges ahead / Balghis Badri
Control code
973903397
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781783609086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973903397

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