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Women, Peacemaking, and Power in Africa

February 19, 2009

Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium

Women, Peacemaking, and Power in Africa

Aili Tripp
Professor, political science and gender & women’s studies

Noon, February 25
206 Ingraham

This presentation examines why almost all post-conflict countries in Africa have double the rates of female legislative representation compared with countries that have not undergone conflict. Moreover, these countries tend to have been more open to passing legislation and making constitutional changes relating to women’s rights. The talk is based on comparative research across Africa as well as fieldwork in Uganda, Liberia, and Angola.

Co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Research Center and the African Studies Program. For more information call 263-2053, or e-mail wsrc@mailplus.wisc.edu

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