Women Political Leaders in Rwanda and South Africa

Women Political Leaders in Rwanda and South Africa : Narratives of Triumph and Loss

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Narratives of Triumph and Loss explores the successes, challenges and controversies of women's post-conflict political leadership. Through interviews with women who have held significant leadership positions, the book explores the relationships between their educational, professional, activist and personal backgrounds. It situates their stories within historical and contemporary political contexts, illustrating the gendered ways in which women experience politics as citizens and politicians.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 161 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 9mm | 244g
  • Leverkusen, Germany
  • English
  • 3847407457
  • 9783847407454
  • 2,750,452

Table of contents

IntroductionChapter I: Explaining Women's Representation: Quotas, Proportional Representation and Political Will Chapter II: Post-Conflict Representation and Impact Chapter III: Impact: Strategies, Accountability and Challenges Chapter IV: Early Life Experiences and Post-Conflict Transformation Priorities Chapter V: Education as a Site of Oppression, Resistance and Survival Chapter VI: Professional Careers, Activism and Entry into Politics Chapter VII: The Three Shifts: Navigating Marriage, Motherhood and Work Conclusion Bibliography Index
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Morojele resumiert daher, dass das Geschlecht fur das Leben und die Entwicklung dieser Frauen immer noch ein entscheidender Faktor ist. Bei den interviewten Politikerinnen fallt insgesamt auf, dass sie besser gebildet sind als der Durchschnitt der Frauen.
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About Naleli Mpho Soledad Morojele

Naleli Mpho Soledad Morojele is a PhD Candidate at University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
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