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Comparative Feminist Studies
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Engendering Human Rights

Cultural and Socio-Economic Realities in Africa

Authors: Nnaemeka, O., Ezeilo, J.

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Engendering Human Rights brings together distinguished scholars and feminist activists in a collection of essays on human rights in Africa. Contributors explore the formulating, monitoring, reporting, and implementation of human rights in Africa and the African Diaspora. The individual chapters examine how human rights frameworks and practices differ in various political, economic, social, cultural, racial and gendered contexts througout Africa.

About the authors

OBIOMA NNAEMEKA is a Professor of French and Women's Studies and President of the Association of African Women Scholars, Indiana University, USA.

JOY EZEILO is a Human Rights Lawyer and activist. She is also the Executive Director of Women's Aid Collective.

Reviews

"This book provides an important African perspective to the international debate and struggle for women's human rights. It focuses on social, economic and cultural rights of women, within a human rights framework, that has long been biased towards civil and political rights. The contributors' essays will lead to greater understanding of the gender dimensions of the human rights challenges faced by women in Africa, especially in areas dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, religious fundamentalism, violence and the rights of female children and adolescents. The book is essential reading for students and academics in Women's Studies, African Studies and International Studies as well as for human rights activists." - Professor Filomina Chioma Steady, Wellesley College

"A lucid contribution to human rights discourses that focuses on the concrete realities of gender and culture in Africa." - Francoise Lionnet UCLA, author of Postcolonial Representations: Women, Literature, Identity.

"This is a work of considerable significance in terms of its concerns, scope and approaches. The materials which illuminate key gender perspectives to invigorate human rights interventions clearly demonstrate the unsustainability of the conventional dichotomy between the so-called generations of human rights in a context characterized by the material challenges that confront Africa." - Leslye Obiora, Professor of Law and Founder, Institute for Research on African Women, Children, and Culture (IRAWCC)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engendering Human Rights
Book Subtitle
Cultural and Socio-Economic Realities in Africa
Authors
Series Title
Comparative Feminist Studies
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6707-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 314
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