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Gender equality rights versus traditional practices: Struggles for control and change in Swaziland


  • John Daly


In Swaziland, as in many other African nations, women have historically faced unequal social, economic, legal, political and cultural treatment because of their gender. This article assesses the extent of gender inequality currently in practice in this southern African kingdom. In addition, it provides policy recommendations to assist the Swazis to move progressively towards greater gender balance in their governance and public policy systems. Will change occur peacefully over the next decade? Change is likely, as Swazi women have more exposure to information and telecommunications technology, and as the growing international women's movement allows for increased gender comparisons with other cultures.

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  • John Daly, 2001. "Gender equality rights versus traditional practices: Struggles for control and change in Swaziland," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(1), pages 45-56.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:deveza:v:18:y:2001:i:1:p:45-56
    DOI: 10.1080/03768350120045312

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