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Title:Developing nations: renegotiating women's relevance through emotional stability
Author:Nkemakonam, Chinwuba N.
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:gender relations
sex education
women's rights
Abstract:This article analyses the role of the law in regulating sexual relationships between men and women in African countries against the backdrop of the well-being of the parties, particularly the victim in such relationships, who is usually the woman. The author shows that the law has been fully explored and engaged as a vital tool in determining the boundaries of mischief in light of the need for a paradigm shift towards respect of the rights to self-determination as well as a realization of innate potential and competencies that are essential in development. In order to achieve this change in paradigm, she advocates an articulated study of the issue on a broad policy basis that may encompass a reorientation of gender stereotyping in early school curricula aimed at sex education and the promotion of constructive and harmonious male/female relations. Holding men accountable for the expression of their libido would go a long way in obviating the present ills perpetuated against women, particularly in developing nations, such as emotional upheaval, trafficking, lack of political empowerment, cohabitation and desertion. Notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]