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Theme 7: Women’s Rights and International Legislation

Step 1: Read the articles:

  • Short History of CEDAW Convention.docx

  • CEDAW .pdf

  • AU -treaty-0027_-_protocol_to_the_african_charter_on_human_and_peoples_rights_on_the_rights_of_women_in_africa_e.pdf

Step 2: Watch the Documentary (new resource):  Sutura: what Judges need to know about rape and justice in Senegal

Step 3: Prepare summary 4 (ungraded): Write a half-page summary of what you have learnt from the articles and film(s) assigned in Module 7 and answer the mid-term assignment in Module 8.

Theme 8: Women and Health in Africa

Step 4: Read the article (chapter 1: Introduction- only)

  • Report on Women’s Health in sub-Saharan Africa .pdf

  • Sarah Hodin Inequalities in Women’s and Girls’ Health.docx

  • Suggested Reading: Ibitola O. Asaolu, Halimatou Alaofè,Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses of.pdf

Step 5: Using your summary from Module 7 and  the articles assigned for Module 8 answer and submit


Using examples from your summary in Module 7, the documentary by Khan and the readings in Module 8, discuss how global instruments and national legislation can help protect women’s rights in Africa. Provide examples of some of the major rights violations African women experience. (Length, 4-double spaced pages). This assignment should also include references.