Women and Democracy: The New Political Activism in Africa

Issue Date July 2001
Volume 12
Issue 3
Page Numbers 141-155
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Though the proportion of women in political office remains lower in Africa than in most other regions, African women exhibited new political energy and made unprecedented progress during the past decade.

About the Author

Aili Mari Tripp is associate professor of political science and women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of its Women’s Studies Research Center. She is the author of Women and Politics in Uganda (2000) and Changing the Rules: The Politics of Liberalization and the Urban Informal Economy in Tanzania (1997).

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