Maintaining the Momentum of Beijing: The Contribution of African Gender NGOs
Nana A. Apt, Naana Agyemang-Mensah, Margaret Grieco
Ashgate, Jan 1, 1998 - Business & Economics - 235 pages
This text provides an overview of gender NGO activity in Africa in the run up to and post-Beijing. The development and contents of this African Platform for Action is examined and specific elements commented upon by six African female authors. The book also advises NGO's on how to maintain the momentum of Beijing. This text gives a hearing to African women's perceptions of the development process coupled with a valuable overview of NGO's and development agencies, and how they are to create successful organization structures and strategies to empower them to move forward post-Beijing.
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