Fighting Statelessness in Africa: The Potential Role of Feminist Development Education

29 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2019

Date Written: August 15, 2019

Abstract

Development education has a powerful role to play in furthering global equality and fostering a sense of global citizenship. It has vast potential to explore and amplify feminist and gender empowerment themes in meaningful ways to achieve global solidarity and awareness of gender-based inequalities which negatively impact on human rights. Statelessness in Africa, when it is caused by inadequate access to (or knowledge about) birth registration mechanisms is an issue linked to the feminisation of poverty, the cycle of poverty and inequality. Crucial in overcoming this type of statelessness is education, both of a grassroots nature in Africa and also, it will be suggested, in the context of feminist development education in the global North.

Keywords: Gender Empowerment; Development Education; Birth Registration; Advocacy; Statelessness; Development Aid; Feminism

JEL Classification: K00; I00; I2; I3

Suggested Citation

Erasmus, Patricia, Fighting Statelessness in Africa: The Potential Role of Feminist Development Education (August 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3437686 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3437686

Patricia Erasmus (Contact Author)

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