Staying with the Culture Struggle: The African Union and Eliminating Violence Against Women

Karmen Tornius

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Abstract

An analysis of the African Union approach to eliminating violence against women shows that while the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol) refined the culture/violence nexus, the subsequent regional frameworks reverted to culture-centered explanations. Tornius’s critical analysis reveals how the relationship between culture and gender discourses has changed over time, entangled with processes of colonialism, decolonization, emergence of African socialisms, the end of the Cold War, and the advent of African feminisms. Articulating gendered violence through undefined ahistorical and apolitical notions of “culture” has real life adverse effects for women through ineffective policy and development interventions.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAfrican Studies Review
Vol/bind65
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)615-641
Antal sider27
ISSN0002-0206
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 11 sep. 2022
BegivenhedFifteenth Global Studies Conference: What to Make of Crises: Emerging Methods, Principles, Actions - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - School of Philosophy, Athens, Grækenland
Varighed: 21 jul. 202223 jul. 2022
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Konference

KonferenceFifteenth Global Studies Conference
LokationNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens - School of Philosophy
Land/OmrådeGrækenland
ByAthens
Periode21/07/202223/07/2022
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Emneord

  • African Union
  • gender politics
  • harmful traditional practices
  • violence against women
  • women's rights

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