Journal of International Women's Studies

A peer-reviewed semiannual scholarly publication providing international coverage and analysis of wome.'s studies, with particular respect to the relationship between theory and activism.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, October

"How Can I Stay Silent?": One Woman's Struggles for Environmental Justice in Lesotho
This article explores one woman's activism in the context of a large scale dam and infrastructure project in Southern Africa. Since 1986, Lesotho and South Africa are building one of the largest multi-dam water schemes in the world, the Lesotho Highlands...
Nigeria: The Dominance of Rape
Abstract Despite decades of feminist activism, men continue to rape women at appalling rates. This paper evaluates the failure of the Nigerian state to enforce laws to protect women against rape. Rape is also shown to be a global problem. The flaws...
Rural Livelihoods, HIV/AIDS and Women's Activism: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Primary Education in Uganda
Abstract In Uganda, various stake holders including the government, NGOs, and women activists have undeniably played important roles in the combat for gender equality in primary education. However, there is evidence that success has not yet been...
Witch-Hunting, Globalization, and Feminist Solidarity in Africa Today
Witch-hunting did not disappear from the repertoire of the bourgeoisie with the abolition of slavery. On the contrary, the global expansion of capitalism through colonization and Christianization ensured that this persecution would be planted in the...
Women's Activism for Gender Equity in Africa
This special joint issue of the Journal of International Women's Studies (JIWS) and WAGADU focuses on women's activism and women's movements in different countries and cultures throughout Africa and the African Diaspora. The project represents a collaboration...
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