A Gender Perspective on Citizenship in Africa

Published: 1/Feb/2010
Source: African Arguments

by Amanda Gouws

So far the debate has focused on citizenship as a status within the borders of certain nation states in Africa and the dire consequences of the inability to obtain such status. Yet, legal rights and identity documents that indicate citizenship is only one dimension of citizenship. If we would apply a gender lens to the debate around citizenship in Africa it exposes inequalities locked into the nature of citizenship (as status) that is linked to the inability to claim rights and participate as agents of citizenship.

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Themes: Discrimination, Gender
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2010