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Title:The Comparative Status and Future of Muslim Women in Cameroon
Authors:Azevedo, Mario J.
Prater, Gwendolyn S.
Year:1986
Periodical:Journal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
Volume:7
Issue:2
Period:July
Pages:419-438
Language:English
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:Islam
women
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Cultural Roles
Status of Women
gender
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/13602008608715995
Abstract:This article provides an overview of women in Cameroon, with special reference to Muslim women, by assessing the degree of progress that the Cameroon government has allowed its largest citizenry. Based on the available sources and on interviews conducted in 1981 and 1984, the study focuses on the 250,000 Fulani women in northern Cameroon. It discusses changes in the roles of women in the following areas: education, polygamy, social and political participation, economic integration, and domestic obligations. Notwithstanding all progress in these areas, women still face numerous obstacles. As for the Muslim women, although the theoretical tradition of Islam gives them a considerable degree of independence, they will have to struggle harder to achieve their Sharia given social and political rights. Notes, ref.
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