Imagine All the Women: Power, Gender and the Transformative Possibilities of the South African Constitution
New York Law School
October 24, 2009
POWER, GENDER AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN AFRICA, Muno Ndalo & Margaret Grieco, eds., 2009
This chapter will explore the South African Constitution, and more particularly, the Bill of Rights, as a vehicle for social and economic transformation. By analyzing the provisions relating to gender equality in South Africa's Constitution, as well as decisions of the Constitutional Court, this chapter will examine whether the constitutional rights framework in South Africa contains within it the transformative possibilities that will lead to gender equality in all spheres of South African society, and particularly in the economic sphere.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: gender, human rights, constitutional law, women
JEL Classification: K10
Date posted: October 24, 2009
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