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Looking back, Looking ahead: African Philanthropy for Socio-Economic and Political Justice in the 21st Century
Patience Ukama is a governance and reputation management specialist who began her career as a journalist before venturing into the corporate sector then becoming an independent communications consultant. She holds multiple Masters degrees, has extensive communications experience over almost 20 years, across Sub-Saharan Africa and serves as Communications Consultant to TrustAfrica.

Talent Chademana has worked in Zimbabwean civil society for close to 5 years, and she holds an MA in Development Studies from ISS Erasmus University Rotterdam. She joins the TrustAfrica family as an intern working on social media and content management.

Women’s Rights in Africa’s Changing Development Space

Women’s Rights in Africa’s Changing Development Space

The post-Beijing consensus on women’s rights and the need to continue engaging in related struggles continues across the continent, and is no longer subterranean Instead it has become one of the central aspects of the struggle for emancipation. Indeed, Thomas Sankara, one of Africa’s finest sons had, prior to Beijing already declared that:

“Inequality can be done away with only by establishing a new society, where men and women will enjoy equal rights…Thus, the status of women will improve only with the elimination of the system that exploits them”[1].

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