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status and role of women in East Africa.

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Social Development Section.

status and role of women in East Africa.

by United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Social Development Section.

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Published by United Nations in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Africa.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesSocial welfare services in Africa -- no. 6., United Nations. Document -- E/CN. 14/SWSA/6., Document (United Nations) -- E/CN. 14/SWSA/6.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 65 p.
    Number of Pages65
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17727064M

    Eastern Africa, part of sub-Saharan Africa comprising two traditionally recognized regions: East Africa, made up of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda; and the Horn of Africa, made up of Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.. Eastern Africa consists largely of plateaus and has most of the highest elevations in the two most striking highlands are in Ethiopia and Kenya, respectively. Women's Roles in Sub-Saharan Africa adds significantly to our understanding of the ways in which women contribute to the fabric of human civilization. This book provides an in-depth exploration of African women's roles in society from precolonial periods to the contemporary by:

    Debating the Status of Muslim Women That women’s legal status and social positions are worse in Muslim countries than anywhere else is a common view. The prescribed role of women in Islamic theology and law is often argued to be a major determinant of Recasting the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan 3. Now, more than ever, there is a strong need to press forward and address gender equality. With this year’s International Women’s Day theme as #PressforProgress, there is a strong motivation to unite friends, colleagues, and whole communities to think and act in a gender inclusive way.. Innocent Iroaganachi from Asante Africa Foundation, interviewed Tendai, (a journalist, a writer and a.

    kinship structures in pre-colonial Africa, utilizing the concepts of “rights in persons” and “wealth in people.” Reviewing the processes of production and reproduction, it explains why most slaves in pre-colonial Africa were women and discusses how slavery and slave trade intensified the exploitation of women. Over the years, a lot of controversy has always surrounded the role played by women in Africa. Many have perceived the role of the African woman as one of submissiveness, often seen and not heard. Present-day happenings have even depicted the African woman as an asset to be acquired and traded or transferred at will.


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Status and role of women in East Africa by United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Social Development Section. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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This book attempts to correct this apparent neglect by examining the economic role of women from a comparative perspective. Eastern and Southern Africa Background.

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