Women's Rights in Africa: From Feminism to Reality

34 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2014  

Neuvic Kalmar Malembanie

Howard University - African Studies Department

Date Written: April 25, 2014


A glimpse into Africa seems to reveal that gender inequality between men and women is a public issue. In fact, men in African seem to have more rights than women in almost every sector. While men seem to be represented as the leaders, breadwinners, chiefs on top of everything, women’s roles in Africa seem to be limited to being household managers, mothers, and objects of pleasure and nurses of the families. In addition, there is a tendency for men to exclude women in key positions and decision-making in the communities, which simply marginalize women. I intend to examine the condition of women in Africa by putting a particular emphasis on their rights.

Keywords: patriarchy, colonization, circumcision, rape

JEL Classification: G78

Suggested Citation

Malembanie, Neuvic Kalmar, Women's Rights in Africa: From Feminism to Reality (April 25, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2429404 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2429404

Neuvic Kalmar Malembanie (Contact Author)

Howard University - African Studies Department ( email )

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Washington, DC, DC 20059
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