Interrogating gender inequalities in African cities
08 March 2022
African Cities Research Consortium
Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya
The article highlights the diversity among women living and working in African cities, including differences in ethnicity, social class, disabilities, and sexual orientation, all of which shape their opportunities and challenges. Despite national gender equality policies, persistent disparities exist, particularly for low-income urban women. Urbanisation can provide advantages like employment and service access, but not always.
Gender inequalities are rooted in patriarchy and intersect with other power systems like colonialism, racism, ableism, ageism, and class. For example, "middle class" women may have advantages over "working class" men in terms of resources, but still face issues like discriminatory laws or lack of reproductive rights.
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