African Women Painting-DSW15-0004
African Women Painting
African Women Painting – Several studies have been conducted on the history of women in African countries. Much research has focused on the role and historical status of women in specific countries and regions. Namely like Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, Nigeria, Lesotho, and sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, scholars have begun to focus on the evolution of the status of African women. Using less common sources such as songs from Malawi, weaving techniques in Sokoto, and historical linguistics.
Status Of The Arican Women
The status of women in Africa varies between countries and regions. Significant efforts have been made towards gender equality namely the creation of the African Charter. On Human and People’s Rights, which encourages member states to end discrimination and violence against women. With the exception of Morocco and Burundi, all African countries have adopted the charter. However, despite these steps towards equality, women still face various problems related to gender inequality. Namely such as disproportionate levels of poverty and education, poor health and nutrition, lack of political power, limited labor participation.
History of African Women Painting
The study of the history of African women emerged as a field relatively soon after African history became a widely respected academic subject. Historians such as Jan Vansina and Walter Rodney forced Western academics to recognize the existence of precolonial African societies and states after the African independence movement of the 1960s, even though they focused primarily on men’s history. Ester Boserup, a scholar of historical economics, published her groundbreaking book, The Role of Women in Economic Development in 1970.
Over time, historians have debated the role and status of women in precolonial vs colonial societies. Historians have explored how women faced changing forms of oppression, examined how phenomena such as domesticity became gendered, and explored the role of women in the national struggle for independence. In fact women have proven to be important historical, economic and social actors in almost every region of Africa over the centuries.