Grace, Tenacity and Eloquence

Grace, Tenacity and Eloquence

The struggle for women's rights in Africa
Edited by Patrick Burnett, Shereen Karmali, Firoze Manji



   

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CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INTRODUCTION
Patrick Burnett, Shereen Karmali, Firoze Manji
CHAPTER 1 CAMPAIGNING FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS
International Women's Day – Can we dare celebrate?
Caroline Ageng'o
Aspiration into action: ratify the protocol now!
Jacqueline Asiimwe
Home-grown rights instruments: supporting the Protocol
on the Rights of Women in Africa
Gladys Mutukwa
Millennium Development Goals and the Protocol
on the Rights of Women in Africa
Souad Abdennebi-Abderrahim
Strategies for civil society organisations in moving
from ratification to implementation in West Africa
Aminata Dieye
Who will bell the cat? Restoring rights to African women
Eve Odete
CHAPTER 2 MOVING THE PROTOCOL FROM PAPER TO REALITY
Smile, woman of Africa, smile!
A. N. Kithaka
Challenges of domesticating the women's rights protocol
Sarah Mukasa
Reviewing the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa
Irungu Houghton
Women's rights: a tale of two national assemblies in Africa
Faith Cheruiyot
Great expectations for African women's educational
empowerment through the protocol
Roselynn Musa
CHAPTER 3 WOMEN, HEALTH AND FOOD SECURITY
Promising health and food security
Saudatu Mahdi
Making reproductive health rights a reality
Anne Gathumbi
Unlocking women's right to land
Equality Now Africa Regional Office
Towards human rights for all women in Namibia
Liz Frank
HIV/Aids – A challenge to the successful implementation
of the protocol
Elize Delport
African women confront Bush's Aids policy
Yifat Susskind
CHAPTER 4 WOMEN AND CONFLICT
The International Criminal Court: a ray of hope for
the women of Darfur?
Christine Butegwa
Sudan's peace agreement and the position of women
Roselynn Musa
Peace a year on in southern Sudan: what has changed
for women?
SIHA Network
Regulation of information during conflict situations:
the role of women
Amie Joof-Cole
Women are Africa's political hope
Emira Woods and Lisa VeneKlasen
CHAPTER 5 WOMEN AND ISLAM
Women's reproductive and sexual rights and the offence
of zina in Muslim laws in Nigeria
Ayesha M. Imam
The Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa and
its compatibility with Islamic legal principles
Maryam Uwais
Women’s rights in Islam
Khédija El Madani
Niger: democratic principles and the rejection of the protocol
Sibongile Ndashe
CHAPTER 6 WOMEN AND THE JACOB ZUMA TRIAL
The Jacob Zuma rape case: a letter to Khwezi
from 54 African women
South Africa: the Zuma trial, gender and the judiciary
Interview with Delphine Serumaga
Can I speak, please?
Sibongile Ndashe
Justice with dignity
Vanessa Ludwig
The socio-political eunuch called an impartial judge
Nikki Naylor
Dear Diary
Lindiwe Nkutha
CHAPTER 7 COMMENTS AND ANALYSES
Fast tracking to equality: the SADC gender journey
Janah Ncube
Women with disabilities and sexual violence in Kenya
Monica Mbaru-Mwangi
Vagina Monologues: 'I am glad they have banned it’
Sarah Mukasa
Letter to Thabo Mbeki from African women
Mohau Pheko and Lebohang Pheko
Showing the red card to trafficking in human beings:
foul play expected
SOLWODI (Solidarity with Women in Distress)
Freedom to abuse – choices in the African blogosphere
Sokari Ekine
ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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