Academic Publication

Women and Girls empowerment: Are public policies enough?

Author:
Precious Ozemoya
Source:
Precious Ozemoya
Contributor:
Publication Year:
2021
August 29, 2021
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Women and Girls empowerment: Are public policies enough?

Author: Precious Ozemoya

Abstract

There are still the existence of discriminatory laws and practices which affect Women and Girls around the world. This paper tackles such issues within Africa which have an impact on Women and Girls empowerment. It discusses such policies and laws that have been established to improve the lives of Women and Girls in Africa. Have public policies been successful in promoting Women and Girls empowerment? This paper argues that there are patriarchal social structures manifested in formal and informal laws. Some public policies reforms have been successful in promoting Women and Girls empowerment. Public policies are still not enough, there is still a need for social norms to change.

Year: 2021
Type of document: Academic essay
Photo credit: Unsplash
Share

Suggested Articles