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Title:Legal voice
Editors:Tamale, SylvieISNI
Bennett, JaneISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Feminist Africa (ISSN 1726-460X)
Issue:15
Pages:153
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Kenya
Nigeria
South Africa
Swaziland - Eswatini
Zambia
Subjects:gender discrimination
feminism
lawsuits
legal reform
women's rights
LGBT
Link:http://agi.ac.za/sites/agi.ac.za/files/fa_15_entire_journal.pdf
Abstract:This special issue of 'Feminist Africa' documents something of the nitty-gritty of legal feminist work around issues of gender justice in Africa, from strategic litigation through legal reform to legally-oriented advocacy. It features a range of studies written in a case-study style: those tracking particular legal battles, from legally-focussed organizational locations, those written in the autobiographical voices of women who have undertaken to drive strategic litigation processes in their own name, those describing activist intervention. Contents: Editorial: Legal voice: challenges and prospects in the documentation of African legal feminism (Sylvia Tamale and Jane Bennett) - Feature case studies: Seeking the protection of LGBTI rights at the African Commission for Human and People's Rights (Sibongile Ndashe) - South African engagement with Muslim personal law: the Women's Legal Centre, Cape Town and women in Muslim marriages (Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker) - The Kenyan constitutional reform process: a case study on the work of FIDA (International Federation of Women Lawyers) Kenya in securing women's rights (Grace Maingi) - Legal action to stop hotels discriminating against women in Zambia (Sara Hlupekile Longwe) - 'What's in a (woman's) name?': a personal case narrative (Doo Aphane) - Standpoint: Crimes and corrections: bride burners, corrective rapists, and other black misogynists (Madhumit Lahiri) - Profile: International Centre for Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights (INCRESE), Nigeria: battling the proposed bill on the prohibition of sexual relationsips and marriage between people of the same-sex, 2006 (Dorothy Aken'ova). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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