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Gendered Constitutionalism in Postcolonial Africa: Towards a Decolonial Gendered Citizenship

Gayoye, Martha

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This paper makes the case for a theorising of gendered constitutionalism in postcolonial Africa on its own terms, rather than as an appendage or often afterthought to hegemonic and universalising impulses of Western liberal thought. More specifically, the first task is to interrogate the existing body of literature of feminist constitutionalism to examine the extent to which it speaks for the pursuit of gender equality through constitutions in Africa that produces an awkward incon-gruence with that of Western feminist liberal thought. The second task is to explore an alternative framework within feminist constitutionalism that speaks more closely to ordinary women's experiences to the pursuit of rights and justice through constitutions in Africa.

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Gayoye, M. (2024). Gendered Constitutionalism in Postcolonial Africa: Towards a Decolonial Gendered Citizenship. Verfassung und Recht in Übersee, 56(1), 213-240. https://doi.org/10.5771/0506-7286-2023-1-213

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 7, 2023
Publication Date Jun 7, 2024
Deposit Date Jun 28, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jul 4, 2024
Journal Verfassung in Recht und Übersee
Print ISSN 0506-7286
Publisher Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 56
Issue 1
Pages 213-240
DOI https://doi.org/10.5771/0506-7286-2023-1-213
Public URL https://keele-repository.worktribe.com/output/858700
Publisher URL https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/0506-7286-2023-1-213.pdf

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