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Human Rights of Women in Africa: A Prerequisite for Human Security

Manisuli Ssenyonjo

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199578986
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595202 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0009
Human Rights of Women in Africa: A Prerequisite for Human Security

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This chapter examines the relationship between culture and the realization of the human rights of women in Africa. The chapter is organized a follows: Section 2 provides an overview of human rights of women in Africa, Section 3 examines prejudicial cultural practices as an obstacle to the realization of the human rights of women, and Section 4 provides some concluding observations, noting that the promotion of women's human rights advances society as a whole and contributes to attaining human security.

Keywords: Africa; women's rights; human rights; human security; prejudice; gender bias

Chapter.  21677 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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