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Title:Collective activism: the domestic violence bill becoming law in Ghana
Author:Ampofo, Akosua AdomakoISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:African and Asian Studies
Volume:7
Issue:4
Pages:395-421
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:domestic violence
bill drafting
action groups
External link:https://doi.org/10.1163/156921008X359597
Abstract:This article reflects on contemporary struggles for citizenship rights through an examination of civil society's advocacy for the passage of domestic violence legislation in Ghana. The National Coalition on Domestic Violence Legislation, established in 2003 specifically to push for the passage of the legislation, at various times worked closely with, and at other times independently of, or even in conflict with, the State. These processes and engagements point to the vibrancy of civil society and suggest the need for new analyses of social movements, political power and democracy that are rooted in Africa's contemporary realities. App., bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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