Gender and human security: African perspectives


Human security is the right of all people regardless of sex, religion, ethnicity, gender and other axes of oppression. There is growing global recognition that gender equality is a major prerequisite for achieving it. Human security relates not only to personal and community safety during times of violence, war and conflict, but also includes access to education, health and economic life, and political representation. Through perspectives from Africa, specifically Nigeria, the Central African Republic (CAR), South Africa and Liberia, this monograph explores security-related gender inequalities for women and current responses to them.

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