Research Papers/Topics in Gender Studies

Gender Studies in Ghana

Drawing from personal and programming experience, historical documentations and analytical sources, I have examined the various framings of GS to show that it embraces multiple meanings as ‘discipline,’ research, programmes and discourse. I have also engaged in a historical and reflective analysis of the evolution of GCS at three levels; global, continental and local/national to reveal that GS has a long discursive tradition that has been borne out of activism and scholarship. I have show...

Womens Movement and Political Change in West Africa

 In the present wave of increasing democratization, women’s movements remain critical to the advancement of democratic reforms and political change. In Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the focus of this analysis, women have mobilized around human and economic rights and peace and security over the last two decades with some considerable success although not without challenges. This paper examines emerging trends in the agenda and tools/strategies that the women’s movements hav...

Tullum

This chapter contributes to the process of knowledge recreation by initiating a process of “retrieving” wisdom, tullum from the past, which I argue has possibilities for development. It entails the retrieval of living wisdom that resides with women and not a relic located in a museum. This living wisdom has been nurtured and guarded by African women, has been used to mitigate crisis and to support everyday living. It is wisdom that has survived all forms of domination, whether patriarchal...

FEMINISM AND NIGERIAN STEREOTYPING

Gender transcends sex, It goes beyond the mere demarcation between male and female. it is in real terms the stereotypes a particular society attaches or describes a person. there is therefore the need for gender parity to eliminate all forms of gender discrimination and ensure that both the male and female sexes reach their fullest potentials and are allowed to get to the pinnacle of their careers without being stereotyped based on sex. Stereotypes can be found in the school, family, religion...

The Role of NGOs in advocating the Rights of Women in Africa

INTRODUCTIONArticle 3(4) of the protocol on the rights of women states that states parties shall adopt and implement appropriate measures to ensure the protection of every woman’s right to respect for her dignity and protection of women from all forms of violence, particularly sexual and verbal violence. What communication and advocacy tools/plan can NGOs use to effectively engage with this protocol in order to ensure the...