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A F R I C A D E V E L O P M E N T F O RU M

Empowering Women
Legal Rights and
Opportunities in Africa

blic Disclosure Authorized

Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Tazeen Hasan

Empowering
Women

Empowering
Women
Legal Rights and
Economic Opportunities
in Africa
Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Tazeen Hasan

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DOI: 10.1596/978-0-8213-9533-2
Cover photo: Dana Smillie, World Bank. Cover design: Debra Naylor, Naylor Design, Inc. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Hallward-Driemeier, Mary, 1966–
Empowering women : legal rights and economic opportunities in Africa / by Mary HallwardDriemeier and Tazeen Hasan. p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-8213-9533-2 — ISBN 978-0-8213-9534-9 (electronic) 1. Women—Africa—Economic conditions. 2. Women—Africa—Social conditions. 3. Women’s rights—Africa. 4. Sex discrimination against women—Africa. I. Hasan, Tazeen. II. Title. HQ1787.H35 2012

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Africa Development Forum Series

The Africa Development Forum series was created in 2009 to focus on issues of significant relevance to Sub-Saharan Africa’s...
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