Looks at Women in Law and Development in Africa's (WILDAF) periodical called `WILDAF News' and other publications. Includes `Strengthening Linkages for Women's Rights in Africa'; `Human Rights of Women in Conflict Situations.'
Thomas Jefferson Law Review, 2006/04/01, Vol: 28, p423
civil rights law, constitutional law, estate, gift trust law, family law, international law, labor employment law, and real property law
INTRODUCTION Ten or fifteen years ago, Western feminists were busy thinking and writing about the charge of cultural imperialism and the relevance of their work to women in very different cultural, social, and economic circumstances. 1 Feminism's obligation to respect the cultural imperatives perceived as hostile to or inconsistent with Western feminist commitments was hotly debated at the time. 2 This conference, on the global impact of feminist legal theory, invites a return to that issue. In this essay, however, I want to approach it from a somewhat different perspective: Rather than focusing on the legitimacy of feminist cross-cultural critique, I simply want to consider the usefulness of such analysis as measured against feminism's goal of improving the lives of women. 3 What insights can Western feminism yield and what are its limitations? Several years ago, I participated in a study of women's property rights in Ghana that was a collaboration between Fordham's Crowley Program in International Human Rights and Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Accra. 4 The study focused on women's inheritance rights as regulated by both customary and national law, and in view of Ghana's obligations under various international human rights instruments. 5 The study explored the ability of married women, both legally and practically, to acquire property, and the right of women to inherit property from their spouses both under customary and national law. 6 The methodology included extensive interviews with Ghanaian widows of different ethnic ...
Presents excerpts of the book `The Private is Public: Violence Against Women in Southern Africa,' by Charlotte Watts, Susanna Osam and Everjoice Win. Background on gender violence; Meaning of violence against women; Features of the Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF) efforts to address the issue of violence against women.
Presents information about the book `Human Rights of Women in Conflict Situations: The WILDAF Initiative' published by the Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF). Contents of the book; Excerpts of the book.