Africa Human Development Report 2016: Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

by Ayodele Odusola, Angela Lusigi, Eunice Kamwendo et al.
United Nations Development Programme, 2016

192 pp. 5.5 MB
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/AfHDR_2016_lowres_EN%20%2
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The report analyses the political, economic and social drivers that hamper African women’s advancement and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap. These include addressing the contradiction between legal provisions and practice in gender laws; breaking down harmful social norms and transforming discriminatory institutional settings; and securing women’s economic, social and political participation.

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