Samia al-Nagar and Liv Tønnessen (2017)
Balghis Badri and Aili Marie Tripp: Women's activism in Africa. Zed books
Liv Tønnessen, who is a Steering Committee Member at the Centre on Law and Social Transformation, is one of the contributors to this volume.
Throughout Africa, growing numbers of women are coming together and making their voices heard, mobilizing around causes ranging from democracy and land rights to campaigns against domestic violence. In countries such as Senegal and Tunisia, women have made major gains in their struggle for equal rights, and in Liberia and South Sudan women have been at the forefront of efforts to promote peace and reconciliation. While some of these movements have been influenced by international feminism and external donors, African women themselves are also increasingly shaping the global struggle for women’s rights, particularly in areas such as political representation and peace-building.