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Women and Slavery in Africa  

Mariana P. Candido

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Mar 2020
Kidnapping, warfare, seizure, and enslavement were gendered experiences in the sense that men, women, and children did not necessarily face the same process. Each enslaved woman and man was ... More

Women and Violence in Africa  

Peace A. Medie

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Jul 2019
Violence, in all of its forms, touches girls and women’s lives in Africa. While there is evidence that girls and women do participate in violence, research has shown that a significant ... More

Women, Gender, and Sexuality in East Africa  

Miroslava Prazak

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May 2020
The sty of women in East Africa did not begin until the 1970s and 1980s. Knowledge of times past comes from colonial records, filtered through the lenses of late Victorian-era men and from ... More

Women in Angola  

Mariana P. Candido

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Sep 2018
European colonial powers established the contemporary boundaries of Angola during the Conference of Berlin (1884–1885). However, colonialism dates to the 15th century, when Portuguese ... More

Women in Associations and Organizations  

Alice Kang

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Mar 2020
Associations and organizations are groups of individuals who form a body to achieve an aim. Women’s leadership and membership in associations constitute a vital part of Africa’s economic, ... More

Women in Benin  

Jessica Catherine Reuther

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Jul 2019
The modern-day Republic of Benin in West Africa was historically a patchwork of precolonial kingdoms and acephalous zones. In the 17th century, the kingdom of Dahomey formed in the south ... More

Women in Burundi  

Marie Saiget

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May 2020
The history of women is characterized by nonlinear and gendered social, political and economic processes. In particular, the history of Burundian women’s collective actions has been ... More

Women in Cape Verde  

Elizabeth Challinor

Cape Verde is a transnational nation, situated off the coast of Senegal, formed out of the slave trade, and has such a long history of migration that it is widely believed that double the ... More

Women in Central African History  

Gertrude Mianda

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Feb 2019
This examination of the history of women’s situation in Central Africa from the late colonial period of the 19th to the early 21st century sheds light on women’s experiences by highlighting ... More

Women in Comoros  

Sophie Blanchy

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Mar 2020
The inhabitants of the Comoros archipelago, situated between the East African coast and the island of Madagascar, are Muslim and at the same time follow a matrilocal residence rule and, in ... More

Women in Equatorial Guinea  

Susana Castillo-Rodriguez

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Mar 2020
Women who live in the territories that today comprise the Republic of Equatorial Guinea experienced important material and social changes during pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial ... More

Women in Guinea-Bissau  

Joanna Davidson

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Jul 2019
Guinea-Bissau, a small West African country, is home to a multiplicity of ethnic and religious groups with complicated historical entanglements along the Upper Guinea Coast and across ... More

Women in Law and Justice  

Helen Dancer

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Mar 2020
African law and justice systems in the early 21st century are the result of over a thousand years of religious and cultural influences and political change on the continent. As customary ... More

Women In Liberia  

Mary H. Moran

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Mar 2019
Liberia is a small country on the west coast of Africa, lying within the monsoon tropical forest belt and recording some of the highest annual precipitation rates of any place on earth. ... More

Women in Modern Egypt  

Hoda Elsadda

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Jul 2019
Women in Egypt have always played key roles in society in different historical eras. In the modern period, women were at the forefront of the modernization project that gained momentum at ... More

Women in Namibia  

Heike Becker

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May 2019
Women have had a significant role throughout Namibian history. Prior to colonization men were generally dominant, but certain women of high rank attained powerful positions. Namibian ... More

Women in Nationalist Movements  

Selina Makana

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Jun 2019
Nationalist movements in Africa may have been led by male luminaries, but the influence and successes of these movements largely depended on women’s grassroots organizing and mobilizing. ... More

Women in Northern African History  

Natalya Vince

The 20th century witnessed the emergence of individual women as political actors, women as a category of political and social actors, and women (or “the woman question”) as a theme for ... More

Women in Postcolonial Africa  

Selina Makana

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May 2020
As scholars of Africa continue to challenge the place and role of Africa in world history, shedding light on women as valid historical actors in postcolonial Africa within the last three ... More

Women in Post-Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction in Africa  

Helen Scanlon

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Jul 2019
Women’s experiences of conflict have been the subject of increased international attention since the end of the Cold War and this has been accompanied by a concomitant growth in attention ... More

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