Justice for African Women
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This paper explains that justice can often overlook segments of the population, especially in countries, which face political and social upheaval and are traditionally led by men. The author points out that African women fail to receive justice in most areas of their lives; they are subject to violence, mutilation, incest, economic disadvantage and abuse, and there are few laws that uphold their rights. The paper relates that organizations such as the Economic Justice Program for Eastern Africa (AWEPON) are working to empower women to create moneymaking opportunities.
From the Paper:"Another area of special concern in Africa is the issue of female circumcision, also known as genital mutilation. Only one country in Africa, Burkina Faso, has passed laws against female genital mutilations, and actively upholds those laws. In thirteen other countries, people who promote or practice genital mutilation can receive jail time, but the laws are often ignored. In addition, twenty-eight other countries still condone the practice. It is estimated that at least 130 million African women have already undergone this practice, and two million more young women every year are circumcised. The practice is inhumane, and can cause severe illness and even death in young women when it is not done under the proper conditions."
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Justice for African Women (2005, September 13) Retrieved February 07, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/essay/justice-for-african-women-60713/
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