African womens movements transforming political landscapes african womens movements women burst onto the political scene in africa after the 1990s claiming more than one third of the. African womens movements changing political landscapes is an ambitious book the authors a mix of african and american activist and scholar practitioner and politician also bring to bear their own experience and expertise with a focus on cameroon mozambique and uganda in huge brush strokes the book tackles the rise of new womens movements across the continent constitutional and legislative battles fought by womens movements the struggle for greater political . Women burst onto the political scene in africa after the 1990s claiming more than one third of the parliamentary seats in countries such as burundi mozambique south africa tanzania and uganda women in rwanda hold the highest percentage of legislative seats in the world womens movements lobbied for constitutional reforms and new legislation to expand womens rights. African womens movements changing political landscapes by tripp aili mari casimiro isabel kwesiga joy and mungwa alice new york cambridge university press 2009 xvi 263 pp this book arrived in the run up to the 2010 uk elections
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