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Law: Access to the Legal System: Sub-Saharan Africa
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The access of women to legal systems is integral to the consolidation of democracy and pursuit of good governance through the rule of law. The rule of law presupposes parity of rights, privileges, and opportunities for women to participate in and affect public deliberations, and gain greater control over their lives. Consistent with evolving international objectives, most national constitutions espouse anti-discri…

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Obiora, Leslye Amede, “Law: Access to the Legal System: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0105j>
First published online: 2009

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