Trokosi, woryokwe, cultural and individual rights : a case study of women's empowerment and community rights in Ghana

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dc.contributor.advisor Christiansen-Ruffman, Linda
dc.coverage.spatial Ghana
dc.creator Heymann Ababio, Anita Mawusinu, 1959-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:47Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.other HQ1236.5 G45 H49 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22811
dc.description ii, 159 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 145-157).
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a product of work surrounding the abolition of a form of ritual slavery in Ghana known as the trokosi or woryokwe . Its contents reflect my years of work on feminist legal research and law reform. Inspired by the need to make the results of my work reflect in the daily lives of women, my participation in legal literacy and legal aid programmes in communities gave me a further insight into effective ways of using legal methods for empowerment. Part of my research goal was to identify and to develop in detail, the effects of various practices, which constitute violence against women in the society. The case study of the trokosis or woryokwes formed part of a study I undertook on various customary practices that infringe on the rights of women. This thesis examines the various ways in which the trokosi custom infringes on the rights of women, legal remedies available and how the can be used to empower women. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S, : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HQ1236.5.G45
dc.subject.lcsh Women's rights -- Ghana
dc.subject.lcsh Women slaves -- Ghana
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Ghana
dc.subject.lcsh Rites and ceremonies -- Ghana
dc.subject.lcsh Ghana -- Social life and customs
dc.title Trokosi, woryokwe, cultural and individual rights : a case study of women's empowerment and community rights in Ghana
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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