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Title:Women in Production and Reproduction: SWAPO Women's Solidarity Campaign
Author:South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO).
Periodical:Journal of African Marxists
Geographic term:Namibia
Women's Issues
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Cultural Roles
Health, Nutrition, and Medicine
Fertility and Infertility
Labor and Employment
Sex Roles
Abstract:This paper examines the historical role of Namibian women in both production and reproduction and considers the present dilemma of Nanibian women in a situation where subsistence production on the land terrorism by South African forces in the north, and rising male unemployment have made women's task of feeding their families and reproducing the next generation a daily nightmare. The destruction of the Nanibian family and the fracturing of male/female relationships are central themes, set in the historical context of colonial oppression and migrant contract labour. Notes.