Womens Rights

Alcides Amaral's picture

Youth is Just a Lie

“Youth is just a word” said the French sociologist, Pierre Bourdieu, raising a polemic and, consequently, a heated discussion in academic and intellectual circles around the idea of youth. In fact, “youth” is a term embracing everything, and that enables its easy appropriation.

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Lauren T. Temba's picture

The Tale of the Empty Seat: Young women and decision making in Africa

Notwithstanding the progress made in formal political equality, women, particularly young women, are still at the periphery when it comes to real power and decision making

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Grace Chirenje's picture

The Changing Concept of Youth in Africa: From “children” to harnessing them as a demographic dividend

I recall the words so vividly: “You are a mafikozolo – the just arrived”! What did I know about women’s human rights? What did I know about human rights broadly? Who did I think I was to come into an already defined space and attempt a transformation of how things were done? Young “girls” were supposed to know their place and let adults make the decisions. I was just a “youth” after all.

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Alice Kanengoni's picture

Youth In Africa: Dominant and Counter Narratives

This Issue of BUWA! interrogates – from a feminist perspective – the current narratives on youth on the African continent. Understood in this context as a series or groups of stories that are told by individuals and groups as part of a causal set of events,1 narratives play a significant role in shaping the politics of the day in any given society.

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Alice Kanengoni's picture

Education for Transformative Change: The Education We Need By 2030

One thing that has become clear during the process of developing the new global framework for development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is that the world is quickly growing in complexity.

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Hanne K. Adriansen's picture

The Role of African Universities in Agenda 2030

Empowering women and decolonising the academy

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Informal Learning, Cultural Traditions and Transformation

“Educational practices intended to generate democratic possibilities must be conceived of not as neutral processes but as political acts; [that can be] hegemonic [and so] reproductive…or guided by an alternative transformative social vision” (Mayo,1999, p. 155).

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Grace Chirenje's picture

Feminist Pedagogy

Unpacking the reality and building towards a new model of education for women and girls in Zimbabwe

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Hilda Makamure's picture

The Gendered Interface Between Education and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Countries that invest in the education of women do better in a variety of development indicators. In fact, educating girls is one of the wisest investments any developing country can make” – Rosalyn McKeown (2004).

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"What Was My Education For?"

That was the first time in my life I took note of the cocoa trees, and they are on the route I have walked countless times on my way to and from work. Every so often, I ask myself, “What was my education for?”

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