Women’s Political Participation in Mozambique’s Democratic Transition

Authored by: Ruth Jacobson

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Political Transitions
Country: Mozambique
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 1995
Citation: Jacobson, Ruth. "Women's Political Participation in Mozambique's Democratic Transition." Gender and Development 3 (1995): 29-35.

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In October 1994, elections were held in Mozambique for a President and a National Assembly. This article focuses on the civic education programme which formed a background to the elections. Much of the civic education material dealt with gender issues, but this was in a way which failed to acknowledge the structural aspect of women's subordination and the possibilities of sanctions against women's political participation.