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dc.contributor.author Somolekae, G.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-19T12:08:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-19T12:08:32Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation Somolekae, G.S. (2000) Widening the frontiers of democracy: towards a transformative agenda in Botswana politics, Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 76-84 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/986
dc.description.abstract This article is about the struggles of Batswana women to attain gender equality. The article traces women's exclusion from public decision-making much broadly as a fundamental feature of the Tswana patriachal structure. This situation tends to reinforce itself within the public sphere in terms of discriminatory legislation and other forms of marginalization. The favorable international climate and the institutionalizationof the women's movement are identified as some of the factors that have helped to bring about positive change. However, it is urged that in order for their marginalization to be effectively addressed, the focus of the women's movement should not be on increasing numbers per se, but on transforming institutions. Women representatives should be at the forefront of pushing this transformative agenda. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies en_US
dc.subject Politics en_US
dc.subject Democracy en_US
dc.subject Politics and government en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Politics--Botswana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Democracy--Botswana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Botswana--politics and government en_US
dc.title Widening the frontiers of democracy: towards a transformative agenda in Botswana politics en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/PULA/pula014001/pula014001009.pdf en_US


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