Over the years, Feminist Economists have analysed macroeconomic policies and proposed alternative economic policies that put women’s human rights and gender equality at its center. The women’s movement more broadly is recognising the need for a fundamental rethinking of macroeconomic policy frameworks so that they address the needs and interests of both men and women […]

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In this issue of the African Women’s Journal, dubbed African Women in Power/Politics, we seek to explore both the individual and collective experiences of past, aspiring or current women in power/politics. The articles speak to some of the persistent and structural as well as emerging obstacles and challenges women face as they wrestle with power, privilege and politics. Authors also present alternative strategies for ensuring visionary, transformative leadership. […]

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Much of the global development in the past decade and a half has been pegged on the Millennium Development Goals that came to be in 2000 with an expiry date of 2015. As 2015 approaches, efforts are underway to shape a global development agenda – the Post 2015 agenda – one meant to be inclusive, consultative and participatory.  This agenda […]

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Women and Men Speaking Out and Acting on Ending Gender-Based Violence in Africa In this fifth issue (July-December 2012), we will focus on good practices and initiatives aimed at ending violence, with case studies from across the African continent, namely; Kenya, Ethiopia, DRC and Sierra Leone. We hope you will find this Journal informative and […]

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Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women and Entrepreneurship as a Pathway for Fighting Poverty in Africa How have African women benefited from the various trade agreements that their governments sign? In this issue we share with you articles relating to the theme which are drawn from different parts of Africa. In 2011 FEMNET undertook a study to assess how African women have benefited […]

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Promoting Equal Opportunities for Women’s Access to Education and Training in Africa. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela This issue of the African Women’s Journal for July-December 2011 focuses on the theme: Promoting Equal Opportunities for Women’s Access to Education and Training in Africa. The articles […]

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Unpacking Women’s Specific Needs & Health Challenges in Africa during the African Women’s Decade (2010-2020) In this issue, different contributors share examples of how various African governments and leaders at different levels have taken innovative steps to address some of the persistent concerns in relation to women and health. The “Call to Action” is on […]

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