Review of strategies for promotion of legal literacy
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Centre for Women;
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This report is a study of the strategies that Women's groups and organizations have adopted to empower Women about their rights. The overall objective of the strategies is provide literacy omen s icizai nunts through simnie effective methods. The study also examined the existing international human rights matrimonies. their applicability and relevance for African women. Since me first World Conference on Women in 1975 (Mexico), women in Africa have mobilized memseives around issues of women's iegai empowerment. They have initiated activities towards women's lecai empowerment through provision of legal aid services, legal awareness through theatre, song, and publication of simple books. Legal literacy initiatives have also been undertaken: hrouizh public talks, and advocacy through activism to repeal and amend laws that are negative for Women's legal literacy. This report attempts to capture some or these efforts and assess the impact for Women's legal empowerment. The information contained in this report is by no means exhaustive. We were only able to sample a few women's groups. We propose that a wider study will need to be undertaken in order to truly capture the achievements of the vanous Women's groups that participated.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Centre for Women (1997-08). Review of strategies for promotion of legal literacy. Addis Ababa :. © UN. ECA,. http://hdl.handle.net/10855/15794”
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