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Impact on Women’s Social Status

  • Ismahan Soukeyna DiopEmail author
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Part of the Pan-African Psychologies book series (PAAFPS)

Abstract

This chapter offers a review of women’s rights in religious and socio-cultural environments. We have discussed the representations of women in the contexts of marriage and divorce. We could see the impact of Islam on the West African law, and how their condition has evolved in the recent years. However, this chapter shows how unbalanced their advantages are, compared to their obligations, and how this inequity is a bondage for them. We present the strategies adopted to reinforce financial independence and sexual emancipation. However, there is a strong effect of the familial conservative social pressure. The tales representing the good mother as some role model reinforce the behavior of submission. We also discuss the idea of the control over women’s sexuality, and the stigmatization of divorced women.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculté de Lettres et Sciences HumainesCheikh Anta Diop UniversityDakarSenegal

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