When Hens Begin to Crow: Gender and Parliamentary Politics in Uganda by Sylvia Tamale

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In this fascinating study, based on in-depth interviews with both make and female parliamentarians, women in nongovermental organizations, and rural residents of Uganda, Sylvia Tamale explores how women participation in Ugandan politics has unfolded and what the impact has been for gender equity. The book examines how women have adapted their legislative strategies for empowerment in light of Uganda's patriarchal history and social structure. The author also looks at the consequences and implications of women's parliamentary participation as a result of affirmative action handed down by the president, rather than pushed up from a grassroots movement. Although focusing on Uganda, Tamale's study is relevant to other African and non-African countries grappling with the twin challenges of democracy and development.

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